ARTICLES RELATING TO SAHRC

23 CUT students released on a warning

2016-09-28 19:32

Twenty-three Central University of Technology students, arrested on charges of malicious damage to property, illegal gathering and public violence, have been released on a warning by the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court.

Mining’s ugly underbelly

2016-09-18 06:54

Communities around mines suffer while government does little to protect them from exploitation.

SAHRC to inspect PE toilet situation after DA complaint

2016-08-17 11:22

The SA Human Rights Commission will conduct an in-loco inspection at the site of a proposed sanitation project in Port Elizabeth amid a dispute over whether the council has started construction on the project or not.

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.

 

Hearings into mining community problems resume

2016-09-26 07:54

The SA Human Rights Commission’s hearings into the socio-economic conditions in mining communities are expected to resume in Johannesburg.

School hair protests an opportunity to foster diversity - SAHRC

2016-09-07 15:56

The South African Human Rights Commission says the recent protests at schools over black pupils' hair should be used as an opportunity to foster diversity.

HRC to assess rights of elderly, disabled in KZN

2016-08-15 10:38

The SA Human Rights Commission is set to visit KwaZulu-Natal to assess human rights issues affecting the elderly and people living with disabilities.

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.

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