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 to announce steps in garnishee order battle

2015-08-05 06:42

The SA Human Rights Commission is expected to announce efforts to stop "unconstitutional" garnishee orders.

Marikana police 'planned for bloodshed' – analyst

2015-06-26 17:57

An ISS Africa political analyst says the Farlam Commission’s report on the Marikana massacre shows police ignored their legal responsibility to avoid violence at all costs and "planned for bloodshed".

Break down barriers and make legal access easy - HRC

2015-06-12 16:43

The South African Human Rights Commission intends to help poor communities to have access to the justice system and wants legal documents in 'understandable English'.

SAHRC gets corporal punishment complaints

2015-06-11 12:18

The SA Human Rights Commission in the Northern Cape has received two corporal punishment complaints recently, a provincial manager of the commission says.

Medical waste incinerator violates human rights - SAHRC

2015-06-04 09:14

The South African Human Rights Commission has found that EnviroServ’s regional medical waste incineration facility in Bloemfontein compromises community members’ right to a clean environment.


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.

Dlamini in hot water again over 'Jews are devils' comment

2015-06-29 18:03

Former Wits SRC president, Mcebo Dlamini, is in hot water again after he called Jews 'devils'. The SA Jewish Board of Deputies has laid charges of hate speech against him.

Complaints of discrimination on the rise - SAHRC

2015-06-25 15:23

Complaints of inequality and discrimination are continuing to spike in the country, the SA Human Rights Commission has said.

SA farmer begs Commission to help him save Wilge River

2015-06-12 13:06

A Free State farmer is taking his battle to stop the Mafube municipality from polluting the Wilge River to the SA Human Rights Commission.

Bloemfontein school: From racist to hero in one year

2015-06-04 21:16

It’s easy to be branded as racist, but to turn your approach around and become a symbol of diversity recognition, understanding and tolerance in less than a year, is a remarkable achievement.

'I had to fight or die,' says Bloem resident

2015-06-04 05:35

Bloemfontein resident Johan de Beer is living proof that one man can challenge a big company on an environmental issue and come out victorious.

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