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13 February 2020

Durban – The South African Medical Association (Sama) has thrown its weight behind nurses who have filed a complaint with the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) following the murder and rape of staff at state hospitals.
Sama’s national vice-chairperson, Dr Mvuyisi Mzukwa, said  that state medical facilities were “in crisis” as they did not have sufficient security to protect patients and doctors, who were seen as soft targets.
13 February 2020

The SA Human Rights commission (SAHRC) will launch an investigation into the New England Road landfill site in Pietermaritzburg, it said on Wednesday.
06 February 2020

Authorities appear to have turned a blind eye on an illegal rehabilitation centre where addicts are allegedly beaten and chained up in a "torture church".
This week, 70 drug addicts were rescued during a raid nearly a decade after the horror conditions of the place were first exposed.
The illegal rehab centre called No-Smoking is located inside Church of Christ premises in Moletjie outside Polokwane, Limpopo.
05 February 2020

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said on Wednesday it had decided to provide legal assistance to Thabiso Zulu, whistle-blower and close friend of slain ANC Youth League leader Sindiso Magaqa.
Zulu, who testified at the Moerane Commission into political killings in the ANC in 2018, narrowly escaped a gun attack in Pietermaritzburg after being shot and wounded in October 2019.
05 February 2020

Paramedics said the children, aged between six and 16, were travelling to school on Monday morning.
3 February 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa has hailed the team of South African Grade 11 learners, who won the 5th International School Moot Court Competition in Gdynia, Poland.
Ramaphosa said the learners’ victory is an achievement to be celebrated by all South Africans.
“Team South Africa has made our country proud again and our learners’ triumph demonstrates that when learners, educators and parents work together, we can achieve great things.”
4 February 2010

Cape Town – Aggrieved parents of Milnerton Primary school pupils have turned to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in the hope that the school will change its policy banning children from aftercare if their parents pick them up late on three or more occasions.
Earlier this month, the Cape Times reported that Nathi Fokazi called the school out for what he said was its unfair aftercare policy, which saw his 10-year-old daughter banned from the school’s aftercare for life after he fetched her late six times in a year.
02 February 2020

The commission visited the hospital on Monday after an outbreak of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria CRE spread through the neo-natal ward between November and December.
31 January 2020

Cape Town – South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) commissioner Chris Nissen headed to Cape Town central police station to lodge criminal complaints following alleged death threats by refugees leader Jean-Pierre Balous.
30 January 2020

Durban – The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has intervened in KwaZulu-Natal whistle-blower Thabiso Zulu’s plight as he seeks state protection following numerous threats on his life for lifting the lid on widespread corruption throughout the province.
28 January 2020

The commission visited the hospital on Monday after an outbreak of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria CRE spread through the neo-natal ward between November and December.
27 January 2020

The visiting SA Human Rights Commission was informed of numerous challenges faced by the hospital that led to the death of the babies.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says while it is satisfied with interventions put in place by Tembisa Hospital to prevent any further deaths, it is concerned that it is not appropriately resourced compared to other hospitals in Gauteng.
23 January 2020

Management at Beloftebos Wedding Venue told Megan Watling and Sasha-Lee Heekes it wouldn't host their special day next year because of their sexual orientation.
20 January 2020

The teenager drowned at an orientation camp in the North West last week and his body was later found in the Crocodile River.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Monday said it would be meeting Enock Mpianzi’s family on Monday to discuss the possibility of legally representing them in the wake of his tragic death.
9 January 2020

With three days after schools re-opened, hundreds of learners in the North West are still not placed in schools.
9 January 2020

Police have taken the deceased’s boyfriend in for questioning. However, no arrests have been made.

Limpopo police are investigating the death of transgender activist Nare Mphela (28), whose decomposing body was found in a rented room in Parkmore, Sekgakgapeng Village, outside Mokopane on Sunday.
7 January 2020

The commission particularly welcomed the health department’s undertaking to provide special training to staff in the treatment of elderly and vulnerable patients.
6 January 2010

Hundreds of refugee took refuge in the Central Methodist Mission Church off Green Market Square in October.

CAPE TOWN - The Human Rights Commission (HRC) and other entities will meet this week to resolve issues faced by refugees living in a church in Cape Town's city centre.
5 January 2020

The Gauteng Department of Health has reached an undisclosed settlement with Martha Marais' family after she was tied to a bench in the waiting area of Mamelodi Hospital last year, the MEC's office said on Sunday.
"Once more, I wish to extend our sincerest apologies to Ms Marais and her family for the trauma they have suffered," said MEC Bandile Masuku in a statement.
3 January 2020

Momberg was set free on Friday as part of the special remission of sentence announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Reconciliation Day.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said racism should be condemned at all costs, this despite the release of convicted racist Vicki Momberg.
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