ARTICLES RELATING TO SAHRC

SAHRC school report misleading - dept

2014-08-25 05:00

A report on school infrastructure released on behalf of the SA Human Rights Commission and the Centre for Child Law was inaccurate and misleading, the basic education department has said.

Learner-to-school ratio meaningless

2014-08-21 21:23

The learner-school ratio used by the basic education department is not an accurate way to evaluate education quality, according to an SAHRC report.

Maid students not expelled from varsity

2014-08-09 14:29
310 comments

Two white students from the University of Pretoria who were photographed in domestic worker outfits have been temporarily suspended from their residences but not the university.

Tuks: Students' behaviour unacceptable

2014-08-06 12:14
495 comments

The behaviour of two University of Pretoria students who dressed up as black domestic workers was “completely unacceptable”, the institution says.

AfriForum criticises rights hearings

2014-08-02 16:55
120 comments

The SAHRC hearings into transformation at universities was biased and not transparent, AfriForum Youth has said.

Safrea approaches SAHRC over journalists' licences

2014-07-30 21:42

The SA Freelancers' Association says it will approach the SA Human Rights Commission regarding a proposal to "license" journalists.

Complaints on white women murders rejected

2014-07-29 05:00
86 comments

The SAHRC found no violations in the complaint by Steve Hofmeyr, the Freedom Front Plus, and others over statements made about the murder of white women in the country, the commission says.

SAHRC criticises health workers’ arrest

2014-07-11 13:15

The SA Human Rights Commission has criticised the arrest of more than 100 health workers for staging a sit-in at the Free State health department.

SAHRC set to hold hearing on farm murders

2014-07-02 12:41

AfriForum says the SA Human Rights Commission will hold a public hearing about farm murders, following a request to look into the matter.

Mavericks strippers' dignity in question - SAHRC

2014-06-28 11:10

Exotic dancers working in an exclusive section of the Mavericks Gentlemen's Club in Cape Town may have felt compelled to work while menstruating, a report says.

Child poverty declined - SAHRC

2014-06-25 20:34

Child poverty in South Africa has declined but more still needs to be done, according to a report released by the SA Human Rights Commission.

SAHRC asked to probe 'racist' teacher

2014-06-03 13:45
101 comments

The DA in Gauteng has called on the SA Human Rights Commission to investigate claims of racism at a Johannesburg school after a teacher allegedly called blacks "demons".

Textbook delivery on track - department

2014-05-30 07:04

The basic education department has advanced past the recommendations made by the SA Human Rights Commission on the delivery of textbooks, it says.

SAHRC: Corporal punishment violates rights

2014-05-29 14:09

Corporal punishment is a violation of children's rights as it involves using force to inflict pain and discomfort on a child, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Complaint against Nel dismissed

2014-04-15 15:31
82 comments

A complaint against prosecutor Gerrie Nel has been rejected, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Probe into wedding venue's alleged gay ban

2014-03-28 12:39
192 comments

A preliminary investigation is being conducted into alleged discrimination against a gay couple by the Kilcairn Farm wedding venue, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Gov't views water as commodity - SAHRC

2014-03-11 12:58

Government is not protecting water as a basic human right, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

SA must condemn Uganda gay law - SAHRC

2014-02-27 19:29
150 comments

South Africa must speak out against homophobic Ugandan legislation, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

FF+ wants EFF probe

2014-02-12 22:15
205 comments

The IEC and the SAHRC have been asked to investigate claims by the FF+ that the EFF made inflammatory comments and incited violence against whites.

SAHRC to probe protest deaths

2014-01-16 20:30

The SAHRC says it will investigate the deaths of three people in Mothutlung, near Brits in North West, following violent protests about water shortages.

SAPS Marikana version thin on detail - expert

2014-01-13 20:01

International public order policing expert Gary White has expressed concern about the lack of "meaningful detail" in the version of events presented by police who intervened at Marikana.

Concerns grow over Mpumalanga health care

2013-12-21 22:20

Several hospitals in Mpumalanga are in a critical state and impact government's ability to provide health care, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Mpumalanga patients fed rotten meat - report

2013-11-25 17:47

DA provincial leader James Masango says the Mpumalanga health department is in disarray and needs to be investigated, after patients were fed rotten meat according to reports.

Marikana planning cop not consulted

2013-10-30 21:46

The compiler of a police plan to curb labour unrest at Marikana last year has not been consulted when it was put into effect, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Psychology Society enters Qwelane case

2013-10-30 07:53

The Psychological Society of SA has filed papers in the South Gauteng High Court to be admitted as a friend of the court in the hate speech case against Jon Qwelane.

 

SAHRC: School numbers declining

2014-08-22 05:00

The number of schools in South Africa has declined by 2 534 between 2000 and 2012, according to a SA Human Rights Commission report.

SAHRC: Land claim hurdles remain

2014-08-18 20:05

Problems with the land restitution process have not been fully solved and risk undermining the new five-year claim period, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Sasco: Black people’s patience diminishing

2014-08-06 17:07

The patience of black people in South Africa is "quickly diminishing" as their dignity is repeatedly being trampled on, the SA Students Congress has said after an incident in which two white students dressed up as black domestic workers.

Action already taken against ‘blackface’ students

2014-08-06 10:52
257 comments

Disciplinary steps have already been taken against two University of Pretoria students who were photographed in ‘blackface’, the university says.

SAHRC: Spike in racism-related incidents in SA

2014-07-31 16:55
117 comments

There has been a spike in racism-related incidents in South Africa, particularly at universities, with over 500 cases being reported to the SAHRC in the past year.

University transformation under spotlight

2014-07-30 20:17

The SA Human Rights Commission says a series of national hearings on transformation at the country's universities are set to start.

De Lille unhappy over SAHRC toilet report

2014-07-17 18:58

An SA Human Rights Commission report into sanitation in Cape Town's informal settlements has numerous shortcomings, the city's Mayor Patricia de Lille says.

SAHRC identify need for hearings on farm attacks

2014-07-02 14:37

The SA Human Rights Commission says there is a strong need for its planned public hearings to address safety and security on farms.

Mpuma needs robust healthcare

2014-06-29 16:22

Mpumalanga premier David Mabuza says while over R2.5bn has been spent on the healthcare system, much more has to be done.

Expert: Marikana was dangerous for cops

2014-06-26 14:28

Intervention at Marikana during a violent strike in 2012 was complicated and dangerous for the police, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Concern over alleged school racism

2014-06-04 12:42
77 comments

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has expressed concern over allegations of racism at the National School of Arts in Braamfontein in Johannesburg.

IFP not surprised by findings in textbook probe

2014-05-30 17:06

The findings by the SA Human Rights Commission regarding textbook delivery and distribution to schools are not surprising, the IFP says.

Corporal punishment reflects society - dept

2014-05-30 05:00
133 comments

The ongoing use of corporal punishment in South Africa is a reflection of its society, the basic education department says.

Don't rush Marikana probe, SAHRC warns

2014-05-14 19:46

Oral evidence before the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the 2012 Marikana shooting should not be rushed, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

SAHRC asked to probe Oscar's cross-examination

2014-04-11 14:51
614 comments

The SA Human Rights Commission has been asked to probe the manner in which State prosecutor Gerrie Nel conducted his cross-examination of murder accused Oscar Pistorius.

Prison assault complaint lodged

2014-03-20 13:32

A complaint has been lodged with the SAHRC against the correctional services department’s emergency security team for allegedly beating, electrocuting and torturing inmates.

UFS faces civil action over racial attack

2014-03-02 12:10

The University of the Free State and two of its students face civil action following the alleged racial attack on a student, according to a report.

SAHRC, Phiyega meet over rights abuses

2014-02-23 19:13

Concerns about the police's use of force have been raised during a meeting between the SAHRC and national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, the commission says.

SAHRC: Speak out against gay laws

2014-02-05 16:56
88 comments

South Africa should add its voice to calls for Nigeria to review its homophobic legislation, the SA Human Rights Commission has said.

Outrage over protester killings

2014-01-14 17:59

The Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution is outraged by the killing of two protesters allegedly by police in Mothutlung in Brits, North West.

No surprise over Mpuma health concerns - DA

2013-12-22 19:34

It is no surprise that the SA Human Rights Commission has found that hospitals in Mpumalanga are in a critical state, the DA says.

Mandela's teachings will guide SA - SAHRC

2013-12-06 14:59

The teachings of former president Nelson Mandela will guide generations to come, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

SAHRC probe into school's racism welcomed

2013-11-07 07:37

North West Premier Thandi Modise has welcomed an indication by the SA Human Rights Commission that it would probe claims of racism at a North West school.

Cop quizzed over Marikana shooting

2013-10-30 13:17

A Marikana cop has been questioned at the Farlam Commission over the continued shooting last year, despite the repeated “cease-fire calls”.

Zapiro cartoon outrage concerns FXI

2013-10-29 22:47
89 comments

The Freedom of Expression Institute has expressed concern at the outrage about a cartoon by Jonathan "Zapiro" Shapiro depicting the Hindu god of success, Lord Ganesha.

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