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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

30 August 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will first assess all the evidence it has before deciding whether to proceed with an investigation into allegations that Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth had racially abused a man at a pub in Langebaan over the weekend.
29 August 2019

Cape Town - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is hosting its backyarders summit at the Castle of Good Hope on Thursday, with a number of people turning up for the event.
The summit comes after fed-up residents from areas around the Mother City took to the streets to protest over their living conditions.
29 August 2019

Businessman Adam Catzavelos on Thursday reached a settlement with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) over his racist comments at a Greek beach.
Catzevelos appeared at the Randburg Magistrates Court and will pay a R150,000 fine to the Seth Mazibuko legacy foundation and apologise publicly.

I Adam Catzavelos acknowledge and admit that I, on the 12th day of August 2018, made a selfie video of myself whilst on a beach on holiday in Greece where I made a racial slur, using the “k” word with reference to black South Africans in general.
22 August 2019

The Equality Court in Johannesburg has ruled that gratuitous displays of the old South African flag constitute hate speech, unfair discrimination and harassment. The ruling is a victory for the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which brought the application. But, suggested Judge Phineas Mojapelo, it should also be seen as a victory for the dream of a non-racial, united South Africa.
22 August 2019

Cape Town – The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has challenged the eviction of 300 people from the Klein Akker farm in Kraaifontein, charging that a failure by the City to provide appropriate alternative accommodation to families, as well as the way in which the eviction was carried out by the property owner, amounted to a violation of various human rights.
21 August 2019

The gratuitous display of the old South Africa flag from the apartheid era constitutes hate speech.
The Equality Court made this ruling on Wednesday after a complaint was lodged by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
21 August 2019

Judge Phineas Mojapelo has ruled in favour of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the South African Human Rights Commission.
19 August 2019

Residents of historic Kliptown, Soweto, blame empty promises by government officials - specifically the lack of decent housing, electricity and flushing toilets, which often leads to sewage running across the streets and even into their yards - for their frustration.
15 August 2019

Johannesburg - The SA Human Rights Commission has called on government to address community concerns urgently after Soweto residents went on a rampage and looted foreign-owned stores Wednesday night.
13 August 2019

Pretoria - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is set to institute a public inquiry into the broader water pollution challenges in the City of Tshwane.
The probe followed the negative results of water tests conducted by the CSIR in Hammanskraal.
13 August 2019

Pretoria - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is set to institute a public inquiry into the broader water pollution challenges in the City of Tshwane.
12 August 2019

This followed protests in eight communities in the Cape Town last week to demand that government accelerates the provision of housing opportunities.
08 August 2019

Residents in Parkwood and Kensington were two of several communities who participated in the total shutdown operation on Thursday morning, over housing.
07 August 2019

The state of the North West education system will get under scrutiny when the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) releases a report on the lack of safety and security in schools for children with special needs.
07 August 2019

Earlier today, the school released a statement after the incident caused outrage on social media, saying the pose was actually a ‘Roman salute’.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it will conduct a preliminary investigation into Somerset West Private School after a photo emerged of three matric pupils allegedly making “Nazi salutes”.
07 August 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says water in Hammanskraal north of Pretoria is unfit for human consumption.
"Independent sample analysis done by the CSIR confirms this. Some of the drinking water determinants . . .  can cause chronic health conditions to the residents," said SAHRC attorney Buang Jones.
The water sampling was conducted on June 20 2019 at the Temba Water Treatment Works, Kekana Primary School, Refentse Clinic and Hammanskraal Secondary School.
06 August 2019

A magistrate who was meant to preside over Adam Catzavelos's hate speech case in the Equality Court recused himself yesterday, citing a conflict of interest. Magistrate Naren Sewnarain once worked with Catzavelos's lawyer, Lawley Shein.
05 August 2019

Johannesburg - It's back to court for Johannesburg businessman Adam Catzavelos whose racist utterance on a Greek beach continues to haunt him.
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