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12 April 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has sent a letter of demand to Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr over comments made to the LGBTQI+ community.

Hofmeyr caused a stir on social media when he claimed Disney's agenda is to groom children to have sex with animals, adding that the channel's agenda promotes bestiality.
8 April 2022

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Friday condemned the vigilantism that led to the murder of Zimbabwean national Elvis Nyathi in Diepsloot on Wednesday.
8 April 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is holding a hearing at Knysna on the Garden Route following a number of complaints by communities of alleged brutality from law enforcement officials and security companies.
8 April 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission says the residents of crime-ridden Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg feel neglected by the police.

The commission visited Diepsloot on Thursday and Friday amid this week’s violence and protests in the area.
8 April 2022

CAPE TOWN - The Knysna Municipality has admitted that it “should have done a better assessment” of the situation before moving in with private security to demolish informal structures in Hornlee during riots in September 2020.
4 April 2022

Close to 60 schools across  North West have poor infrastructure, says the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).

Osmond Mngomezulu, the commission’s office manager in the province, said even though it initially received complaints about six schools, its scope was widened when it identified more schools during their assessment.
1 April 2022

R50 billion in damage was caused by the looting and arson attacks and more than 300 people died.

DURBAN - Last July's unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng was a plot to sabotage the economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa testified on Friday at the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) hearings on the violence.
1 April 2022

Cape Town - President Cyril Ramaphosa has admitted at the SA Human Rights Commission that they were not forewarned by intelligence that there would be unrest in the country.

Ramaphosa said the information they received before the riots broke out in July in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng did not point to the unrest.
01 April 2022

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has told the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) that the use of state resources to fight factional battles within the party should never happen again.
01 April 2022

“We were not fully forewarned about it.”

This was the startling admission made on Friday by President Cyril Ramaphosa when he appeared before the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) investigative hearings into the July 2021 unrest and looting.
1 April 2022

Government is moving with speed to address the country’s staggering levels of unemployment, poverty and inequality, says Ramaphosa.

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday admitted that South Africa’s socio-economic challenges, particularly economic exclusion and inequality, were a major threat to the country’s national security.
24 March 2022

The commission exonerated the school from the planning, funding, advertising or hosting of the event.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has cleared Brackenfell High School in Cape Town of racism allegations after a group of matric pupils in 2020 held a private farewell, which allegedly excluded black pupils.
22 March 2022

The commission released the annual trends analysis report earlier this month, which aims to provide a general overview of the handling of complaints over the financial year.
21 March 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has laid bare the role of school governing bodies in violating children’s basic human rights through codes of conduct that do not comply with the constitution.
21 March 2022

As  South Africa commemorates Human Rights Day, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says despite having one of the most celebrated constitutions in the world, inequality still remains a huge challenge in the country.
17 March 2022

Cape Town - Acknowledging the full humanity of people living with albinism will be the focus this Human Rights Day.

Isango Elihle (The Beautiful Gate), with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), have invited the public to attend a Human Rights Day event at Lookout Hill, Ilitha Park, Khayelitsha.
16 March 2022

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi made submissions on Monday on behalf of his party on the first day of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC)'s inquiry into multiple forms of discrimination in South Africa's advertising industry.
16 March 2022

The commission said that it was deeply concerned about the industry after several submissions of racial discrimination were given to the institution by the public, advertising agencies, retailers, and regulatory bodies.
16 March 2022

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has released its newest trends analysis report which reveals that while the number of complaints received annually is growing, there has also been an increase in hearings, inquiries and improved success in securing redress for complainants.
16 March 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it has seen an increase in complaints, but financial constraints make it hard to deal with them timeously.   
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