ARTICLES RELATING TO SAHRC

SAHRC rejects FF Plus request to probe Zuma's land comments

2016-01-28 16:53

The SA Human Rights Commission will not investigate the FF Plus's complaint that President Jacob Zuma is fuelling racial divisions by claiming land in SA was stolen, the party has said.

'Loving' corporal punishment is beneficial - church

2016-01-27 07:25

“Loving corporal punishment” has been found to be beneficial and in the interest of children, the Joshua Generation Church says.

We won’t make any more public statements on racism complaints - SAHRC

2016-01-14 17:13

The SAHRC has said that due to the magnitude of race complaints it had received since the beginning of the year, they would not be divulging further information regarding their investigations.

Don't fight racism with racism - SAHRC

2016-01-05 15:04

The SAHRC has pledged to investigate all racism-related complaints, regardless of the perpetrator’s race - and has urged South Africans not to fight racism with more racism.

SAHRC welcomes ruling against Motshekga and Limpopo edu dept

2015-12-03 07:59

The SA Human Rights Commission has welcomed a Supreme Court of Appeals judgment on the procurement and delivery of textbooks nationally against Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga.

Eastern Cape MEC to be reported to HRC for 'racism'

2015-11-22 15:01

The DA will ask the SA Human Rights Commission to investigate Eastern Cape social development MEC Nancy Sihlwayi “for racism and human rights abuses”.

Better off riding in wheelbarrow to hospital than waiting for ambulance

2015-10-05 06:00

In some parts of the Eastern Cape, where sickly elderly people have never seen an ambulance in their lives, you may be better off riding in a wheelbarrow to hospital.

Eastern Cape commits to solving emergency service problems

2015-10-02 08:34

The Eastern Cape health department has committed to fixing a number of problems cited by the SA Human Rights Commission regarding the delivery of emergency medical services, especially to rural areas.

Sadtu violating children's right to basic education - DA

2015-09-23 16:03

The DA has laid a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission against the country's largest teacher union claiming it has violated children's right to education.

Farm attacks show how criminality is engulfing SA citizens - SAHRC

2015-08-20 17:28

Farm attacks show how criminality in South Africa is engulfing its citizens, the SA Human Rights Commission has said.

 

SAHRC investigating 'virginity bursary' complaints

2016-01-27 13:33

The SA Human Rights Commission says it is investigating several complaints about the “virginity bursaries” a KwaZulu-Natal municipality is awarding to young women.

FW de Klerk Foundation reports 45 'racist' posts by 'disaffected blacks'

2016-01-15 17:31

The FW de Klerk Foundation has laid complaints with the SAHRC about 45 posts on social media expressing "the most virulent and dangerous racism... from disaffected black South Africans".

ANC wants DA probed as 'breeding ground' for racists

2016-01-05 18:24

The ANC has laid a formal complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission to investigate the DA as a "breeding ground" for racists.

SAHRC to probe racist social media comments

2016-01-04 17:52

The South African Human Rights Commission has launched an investigation into the inflammatory comments by estate agent Penny Sparrow and Standard Bank economist Chris Hart.

Preliminary probe into Zwelithni's alleged utterances complete - SAHRC

2015-11-27 22:29

Preliminary investigation into the alleged utterances made by the King Goodwill Zwelithini have been completed, the South African Human Rights Commission says.

Student protests a cause for concern - SAHRC

2015-10-23 11:16

The growing intensity of student protests is a cause for concern and a solution needs to be found quickly, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

SAHRC: Local govt structures not complying with PAIA

2015-10-02 21:13

Eighty one percent of local government structures are not complying with the Promotion of Access to Information Act, according to an SA Human Rights Commission report tabled in Parliament.

Some elderly Eastern Cape residents have never seen an ambulance - SAHRC

2015-10-01 21:24

The Eastern Cape health department's inability to provide emergency services to rural communities means that elderly people in some communities having never seen an ambulance, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Some mining companies collude with zama zamas - SAHRC

2015-08-20 20:14

Some mining companies collude with illegal miners when it is not commercially viable to formally use mines belonging to them, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Govt failing disabled children - human rights bodies

2015-08-18 21:07

Thousands of disabled children are losing out on a proper education because the government is not implementing its own inclusive schooling policy, two human rights organisations say.

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