ARTICLES RELATING TO SAHRC

How Cape Flats youngsters see violence as the only way to heal

2017-03-15 18:14

A Grade 1 pupil is waiting to be old enough to date the gangster that killed her "mommy" so she can kill him with poison, an SAHRC seminar in Uitsig has heard.

Former Limpopo principal found guilty of violating transgender pupil's rights

2017-03-10 20:10

The Equality Court has ruled in favour of a transgender pupil from Limpopo who complained of discrimination and harassment at the hands of her principal.

'Qwelane not aware of headline, cartoon' - witness in hate speech case

2017-03-08 17:21

South Africa's former ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane was not aware of the cartoon and the headline which accompanied his homophobic column, the Sunday Sun’s deputy editor has testified.

Qwelane did not incite harm or violence against gay people - lawyer

2017-03-06 20:35

There is nothing in the 2008 Sunday Sun column by Jon Qwelane that incited violence or harm against members of the gay and lesbian community, his lawyer has argued in court.

Trial of KZN men charged with hate speech against Indians stalled again

2017-02-27 13:46

The trial of two KwaZulu-Natal men accused of hate speech against Indians has been delayed yet again.

Chinese Association files hate speech complaint

2017-02-17 21:05

The Chinese Association in Gauteng has laid a complaint of hate speech with the SAHRC following xenophobic comments on social media.

Racist online rants are a mirror of SA society - Facebook director

2017-02-15 23:03

Social media platforms should not be used as a scapegoat for the rise in hate speech online because they only mirror what society already feels, a Facebook representative has said.

SAHRC to discuss racism on social media

2017-02-15 07:57

The South African Human Rights Commission is to host a two-day national hearing on racism and social media, following several incidents which have caused uproar in the country.

Parents of pupils at 'deplorable' Uitzig high urged to seek alternative schools

2017-02-03 22:04

Parents of pupils at Uitzig Secondary School, which the Western Cape education department wants to close down, have been urged to seek alternative schools.

SAHRC gives Limpopo education dept deadline to deliver textbooks to schools

2017-01-20 16:55

The South African Human Rights Commission has given the Limpopo Department of Education a deadline to deliver all outstanding textbooks to schools in the province.

 

Qwelane has no respect for Constitution, court hears

2017-03-14 22:44

The promotion of hate speech was evident in South Africa's former ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane's 2008 column, the High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

Alleged 'homophobic abuse' at Eastern Cape school to be investigated

2017-03-09 22:41

The alleged homophobic abuse at an Eastern Cape school, where 38 girls were forced to publicly tell their parents they were gay, will be reported to the SAHRC, the DA has said.

Most South Africans are generally homophobic - witness in hate speech case

2017-03-08 16:21

Poor blacks in townships are, in general, homophobic, Sunday Sun deputy editor Ben Viljoen told the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

Qwelane column led to most complaints to SAHRC ever, court hears

2017-03-06 15:50

The contents of the 2008 Sunday Sun column by Jon Qwelane were harmful and hurtful towards the gay and lesbian community, the Johannesburg High Court has heard.

Human rights commissioners told to stick to working conditions

2017-02-26 06:10

Barely two months in office, the newly appointed human rights commissioners are already at odds with Parliament over a proposal that full-time commissioners be based in their provinces, as opposed to the headquarters in Johannesburg.

South Africans have double standards when it comes to racism - AfriForum

2017-02-16 18:11

Lobby group AfriForum believes South Africans have double standards when it comes to the way they react to racist and hateful comments on social media.

Hate Crimes Act will increase our workload - NPA

2017-02-15 17:22

Once the draft Prevention of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill has been finalised and written into law, it will increase the workload of the NPA, the prosecuting authority says.

SAHRC failed to act on Esidimeni patient transfer complaints - DA

2017-02-07 17:02

The lives of mentality ill patients could have been saved if the SA Human Rights Commission had acted on a complaint laid last year, says the DA's Jack Bloom.

SAHRC inspects conditions at vandalised Cape Town school

2017-01-24 18:08

The SA Human Rights Commission has paid a surprise visit to the severely vandalised Uitzig Secondary School in Cape Town.

SAHRC worried about pupils not being placed at schools

2017-01-12 16:06

Reports of a high number of children who have not yet been placed in schools in the Western Cape and Gauteng is concerning, says the SA Human Rights Commission.

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