ARTICLES RELATING TO SAHRC

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.

De Lille calls on SAHRC to probe racist Facebook rant

2016-05-03 13:55

Mayor Patricia de Lille has called on the SA Human Rights Commission to investigate the "utterly despicable racist comments" made by Matthew Theunissen on Facebook.

Resort owner who asked black teenager to leave pool apologises

2016-04-18 16:32

The holiday resort owner in Modimolle, Limpopo, who asked a black teenager to leave a swimming pool “out of respect for other people” has signed a public apology.

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SAHRC drops investigation on Athol Trollip family

2016-03-29 20:00

The SAHRC has dropped its investigation into alleged violations of employees by DA Nelson Mandela Bay mayoral candidate Athol Trollip's family.

We need to find a way forward – SAHRC on meeting with UCT

2016-02-23 22:00

The chairperson of the SAHRC, Lawrence Mushwana, says a closed meeting with a task team from UCT was about 'trying to find a way to work together'.

SAHRC to probe alleged hosepipe assault on Free State pupil

2016-02-22 19:43

The SA Human Rights Commission has launched an investigation into the alleged hosepipe assault on an 8-year-old Free State pupil.

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'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.

There's a perception that breaking the law is ok - SAHRC

2016-04-28 12:07

There is a perception that even those in the highest office in the land think that breaking the law is okay, SAHRC part-time commissioner Danny Titus says.

We want recognition, Khoisan communities tell SAHRC

2016-04-15 22:42

Several Khoisan leaders have made presentations at the South African Human Rights Commission's National Investigative Hearing on human rights violations in the Khoisan communities.

Malema 'monkey teacher' back at work

2016-04-12 06:37

A Free State teacher who displayed a picture of Julius Malema alongside a monkey is teaching again, despite a recommendation by the SA Human Rights Commission that he never work with children again.

SAHRC finalising report on King Goodwill Zwelithini

2016-02-25 13:25

The SA Human Rights Commission says it is still in the process of finalising its report into 31 complaints lodged against Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini.

SAHRC probing UFS rugby brawl

2016-02-23 15:59

The SA Human Rights Commission will investigate a massive brawl that broke out at a Varsity Cup match in Bloemfontein, officials said on Tuesday.

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.

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