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11 February 2019

SA Rugby is being dragged to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) after a group of black fans were allegedly racially abused at Loftus during the Rugby Championship match between the Springboks and New Zealand in October last year.
They were also ridiculed as members of the Economic Freedom Fighters because of the red jerseys they were wearing.
07 February 2019

Edward Zuma has settled his long-overdue fine for hate speech directed at two ANC stalwarts.
A day before the matter was set to go back to the Durban Equality Court, Zuma's attorneys told the court in a letter that their client had settled his debt.
05 February 2019

The SouthAfrican Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said on Tuesday it was appalled by inappropriate comments on social media about the Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy.
04 February 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is set to investigate comments by Black Fight Land First (BLF) spokesperson, Lindsay Maasdorp, in which he celebrated the tragedy at Hoërskool Driehoek.
02 February 2019

BLF spokesperson Lindsay Maasdorp tweeted that the death of three children should be celebrated as it showed that ‘God is listening’.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) Youth will ask the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to investigate remarks allegedly made by Black First Land First (BLF) over the tragedy at Driehoek High School in Gauteng, in which three pupils died and 23 were injured.
02 February 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it will hold government accountable after a walk way collapsed at Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark on Friday.
1 February 2019

The Human Rights Commission has found that disruptions in schools in the Eldorado Park area and ructions in the community were racially motivated. The commission launched an investigation following several incidents of school disruptions, violent protests, and allegations of racism which have often erupted in the area. The protests had resulted in people being prevented from leaving the area to go to work or school, business robberies, threats of violence and heavy-handed responses from police.
31 January 2019

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has welcomed the South African Human Rights Commission‘s report on Klipspruit West Secondary School.
The school has been in turmoil since 2017 when the Colored community protested against the appointment of a black principal.
31 January 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission intends to initiate legal proceedings against Angelo Agrizzi in the Equality Court.
This follows his testimony at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry, in which he admitted to using racial slurs.
30 January 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) intends on laying charges against former Bosasa boss Angelo Agrizzi after he used the k-word in a recording played at the state capture commission of inquiry.
29 January 2019

Research shows that over 600 000 children with disability in South Africa who have never been to school. But those in school there still remain some barriers such as discrimination in admissions and lack of training for teachers this comes a last week countries around the world marked international day of education on the 24th. Click here to listen to the interview.

Channel Africa
27 January 2019

Western Cape SAHRC Commissioner Chris Nissen said the meeting with the Magistrates’ Commission was intended to bring the plight of farm workers to its attention.

“We cannot influence the judiciary as it has to remain fair and independent. But the evictions of farm workers, whether legally or illegally, have led to the violation of their dignity as some had to spend days along the side of the road with nowhere to go.”
25 January 2019

JOBURG –Gauteng province commits R300 million for housing developments within the City.

Yesterday, Executive Mayor of the City of Joburg, Herman Mashaba held a meeting with the MEC for Gauteng CoGTA and Human Settlements, Dikgang Uhuru Moiloa, regarding the reduction of the Human Settlements Development Grant (HSDG) for the City of Johannesburg.
24 January 2019

A teacher from a primary school in Schweizer Reneke will be back at work on Friday after the Labour Court lifter her suspension.
Elana Barkhuizen was at the centre of a racial twitter storm over a photograph taken on the first day of school showing a group of black Grade R children sitting at a separate table from a group of white learners.
21 January 2019

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) says it is making headway with the Vaal River rehabilitation project.
Members of the SANDF were deployed last year to help clean up the river which is currently polluted by sewage. Communities affected by the pollution include Vereeniging, Sebokeng, Boipatong and Sharpeville.
17 January 2019

Heaps of trash block the entrance to the rubbish dump in Standerton while the smell of rotting matter permeates the air in the Mpumalanga town.
The Lekwa municipality has been accused of not maintaining the site and dumping rubbish next to the R546, which is the main route to Secunda.
Following a visit to the site, the DA in Mpumalanga laid criminal charges against Mayor Lindokuhle Dhlamini and municipal manager Gugulethu Mhlongo-Ntshangase.
15 January 2019

The North West Education Department says a decision on the future of a teacher at the centre of racism allegations at a primary school will be announced soon.
Officials have visited Laerskool Schweizer Reneke after a picture of a grade R class went viral sparking widespread outrage.
It’s now emerged that the teacher who took the photograph was suspended and not the teacher in charge of the class.
14 January 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission has stepped in to investigate allegations of racism at a North West primary school in Schweizer-Reneke the school drew the attention of the country. Commissioner Andre Gaum explains. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Source: Voice of the Cape
14 January 2019

SGB chairperson Jozeph du Plessis told the publication on Sunday that the school would be open on Monday.
"We have put appropriate measures in place, but we won't divulge any details at this stage," Du Plessis reportedly said.
This follows a racial row that rocked the sleepy North West town on Wednesday after a photo apparently depicting segregation in one of the school's Grade R classes went viral.
14 January 2019

A member of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has landed in hot water after allegedly referring to a civilian as a “straat hotnot”.
This followed a heated argument between the member and Kraaifontein resident Tim van Heerden, who recorded the exchange.
The argument was over Van Heerden’s son and the member's step-daughter and their child.
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