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Investigative Reports


Investigative Report, Water Shortages Emalahleni

Letter of apology by Mcebo Dlamini to the Jewish community

Final Report - Investigative Hearing on Charlotte Maxeke Hospital Protests, October 2020


William Trinity Mosotho and Others

Sewer Spillage Investigative Report

Findings regarding certain statements made by Mr Julius Malema and another member of the Economic Freedom fighters, March 2019

Report into Inequality in Eldorado Park and surrounding areas and disruptions at Klipspruit West Secondary School and surrounding schools, January 2019


       Fana Malope vs the Department of Home Affairs (Identity Document) 2018

  • South African Human Rights Commission Settlement Agreement with Author, Gretha Wiid


    During May 2017, the South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) received approximately 77 complaints regarding the content of the book, “Lyfslim vir Seuns”. The Respondent in this matter is Mrs Gretha Wiid who is the author of the book in question.
    The complainants allege that the publication constitutes unfair discrimination on the basis of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) and that it amounts to hate speech.

    Further, between 1996 and 2011, Wiid gave extensive presentations and workshops at schools across Gauteng on the subject of sexual development and sex education.  A number of complaints also challenged the tone and content of the workshops, complaining that the Respondent engaged in speech that violated the equality and dignity rights of SOGIE persons, and the constitutional rights and best interests of the children to whom the workshops were addressed.  
    Given the important issues raised by the complaints and the need to protect the rights of SOGIE persons and children, the Commission initiated an investigation into the Respondent’s conduct.

    The Respondent and the Commission agree that it is in the interests of the parties, and society at large, that the matter be resolved as expeditiously and amicably as possible. The complaints against Wiid been resolved through a process of conciliation and all parties have agreed to enter into a settlement agreement.  

    The signing of the settlement took place at the SAHRC offices on 18 July 2018. Click here to download the settlement.






Water and Sanitation reports
Free State Water and Sanitation Reports


Free State Open Toilet Finding May 2011
Johannesburg Equality Court Judgement: SAHRC vs J. Qwelane May 2011
Affirmative Action Finding: J. Kemp vs the University of Cape Town May 2011
Free State High Court Judgement: Pregnant Learner May 2011


Jo Anne Du Plooy vs Alex Blaikie Montessori Centre: Children's Rights
Makhaza Open Toilet Finding 2010
Mpumalanga Equality Court Judgement: Disability Rights Dec 2010


Pieter Hall vs Superspar Belhar: Right to Equality


Lorraine van Der Steen vs Blombosch Homeowners Association: Right to Equality

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