ARTICLES RELATING TO SAHRC

Global concerns over SA's human rights policy - SAHRC to minister

2016-07-17 21:44

The SAHRC says there is global concern over SA's human rights policy.

SAHRC applies for leave to appeal Mangaung evictions

2016-06-29 21:35

The SAHRC has applied for leave to appeal an order granted to the Mangaung metropolitan municipality to evict people illegally occupying land on a Bloemfontein farm.

SAHRC calls on govt to deal with backlog of refugee applications

2016-06-20 18:04

As the world observes World Refugee Day, the South African Human Rights Commission has called on the government to deal with the backlog of refugee applications.

'We didn't bring her up this way' - mother of racist ranting motorist

2016-06-17 16:32

The mother of a woman who recently became a victim of crime in Johannesburg was "absolutely shocked" to find out that her daughter had hurled racial insults in the presence of police.

HRC hearings scheduled on impact of protests on education

2016-06-13 10:05

Hearings on the impact of protest action on the right to basic education are set to start, the Human Rights Commission has announced.

News24 examines KZN's political landscape and its history of political violence

2016-06-10 07:13

News24 examines the political landscape in KwaZulu-Natal in the lead-up to the polls and looks at the province's history of political violence in the wake of the slaying of two women after a political function in Pietermaritzburg.

Burning schools undermines right to basic education – SAHRC

2016-05-05 17:51

The South African Human Rights Commission has condemned the burning of 17 schools in Vuwani District in Limpopo, saying it had impacted negatively on children's right to basic education.

De Lille calls on SAHRC to probe racist Facebook rant

2016-05-03 13:55

Mayor Patricia de Lille has called on the SA Human Rights Commission to investigate the "utterly despicable racist comments" made by Matthew Theunissen on Facebook.

Resort owner who asked black teenager to leave pool apologises

2016-04-18 16:32

The holiday resort owner in Modimolle, Limpopo, who asked a black teenager to leave a swimming pool “out of respect for other people” has signed a public apology.

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SAHRC demands meeting with minister over SA's 'waning' human rights committment

2016-07-17 15:07

The SA Human Rights Commission has written a stern letter to International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, asking to meet her to discuss concerns over the country’s seemingly "waning" commitment to human rights, the organisation announced on Sunday.

SAHRC takes Vicki Momberg to Equality Court over hate speech

2016-06-21 21:29

The South African Human Rights Commission has confirmed that it has taken racist ranting motorist, Vicki Momberg, to the Equality Court over hate speech.

Human Rights Commission condemns racism

2016-06-17 21:12

The SA Human Rights Commission has condemned continuous outbursts of racism in South Africa following the emergence of a video clip of a woman letting out a stream of racist insults at black policemen.

SAHRC still dealing with Sparrow, Hart, Khumalo racism complaints

2016-06-17 16:06

The racism complaints against Penny Sparrow, Chris Hart and Velaphi Khumalo with the SA Human Rights Commission have yet to be finalised, six months after they were made.

Penny Sparrow ordered to pay R150k

2016-06-10 13:44

The Umzinto Equality Court has ruled that KZN realtor Penny Sparrow must pay R150 000 to the Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation following her racist comments about black people.

SAHRC concerned about political killings

2016-06-08 21:09

The South African Human Rights Commission has voiced its concerns over recent political killings in the build-up to the August 3 local government elections.

SAHRC's report on King Zwelithini delayed

2016-05-04 18:00

The release of a report into Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s alleged xenophobic statements will be delayed, the South African Human Rights Commission says.

There's a perception that breaking the law is ok - SAHRC

2016-04-28 12:07

There is a perception that even those in the highest office in the land think that breaking the law is okay, SAHRC part-time commissioner Danny Titus says.

We want recognition, Khoisan communities tell SAHRC

2016-04-15 22:42

Several Khoisan leaders have made presentations at the South African Human Rights Commission's National Investigative Hearing on human rights violations in the Khoisan communities.

Malema 'monkey teacher' back at work

2016-04-12 06:37

A Free State teacher who displayed a picture of Julius Malema alongside a monkey is teaching again, despite a recommendation by the SA Human Rights Commission that he never work with children again.

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