Complaint against Nel dismissed

2014-04-15 15:31

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

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

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

FF+ wants EFF probe

2014-02-12 22:15

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: DSD failing to register offenders

2013-10-16 18:42

The department of social development is failing to register child offenders, the SA Human Rights Commission has said.

SAHRC find Bloem teacher guilty of racism

2013-10-08 12:30

The SA Human Rights Commission has recommended that a Bloemfontein teacher be registered as a person not suitable to work with children after he was found guilty of racism and hate speech.

Groenpunt prison under spotlight

2013-09-05 10:31

The Human Rights Commission says the correctional services department did not adequately address inmate complaints at Groenpunt prison.

SAPS Marikana info 'inadequate'

2013-08-27 20:50

The SAPS has provided inadequate information to the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into last year's shootings at Marikana, the commission has been told.

Marikana cops completed 'crash course'

2013-08-26 23:28

Some police officers operating water cannon during labour unrest in Marikana last year were not adequately trained, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Cops didn't know Marikana protesters

2013-08-26 13:23

Police did not know who the Marikana protesters were or where they came from, the North West deputy police commissioner William Mpembe says.

Resolve Marikana funding - SAHRC

2013-07-23 22:43

The SA Human Rights Commission has called on government to find a speedy solution in getting funding for lawyers representing people at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

'Marikana commission must be inclusive'

2013-07-20 10:01

The SA Human Rights Commission says the Marikana Commission of Inquiry must be inclusive and responsive.

F State municipalities 'violate rights'

2013-07-10 19:12

Four Free State municipalities have violated the human rights of citizens in not providing water and sanitation, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Poo dumpers face 30 years in prison

2013-07-02 17:15

Nine men have appeared in the Bellville District Court for allegedly dumping human waste in the departures hall at the Cape Town International Airport.

SAHRC to probe infromal settlement

2013-06-21 22:32

The SA Human Rights Commission will investigate the living conditions of residents of an informal settlement in Polokwane, the DA says.

DA wants probe of E Cape school toilets

2013-06-20 17:24

The SA Human Rights Commission must investigate sanitation facilities at schools in the Eastern Cape, the DA says.

Union seeks help on SAA cadet programme

2013-06-19 13:52

Solidarity has asked the SA Human Rights Commission to facilitate its meeting with SA Airways concerning the airline's cadet pilot programme, the union says.

SAHRC welcomes Cape jogger ruling

2013-06-18 22:25

A court ruling dismissing an application by Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa for a review of findings in a matter involving a Cape Town jogger has been welcomed.


SAHRC asked to probe Oscar's cross-examination

2014-04-11 14:51

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

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

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.

SAA cadet programme faces probe - union

2013-10-08 17:39

The SA Human Rights Commission will investigate the cadet pilot programme of South African Airways, following accusations of racial discrimination, says Solidarity.

Chance for Parly to review info bill - SAHRC

2013-09-14 07:30

The decision by President Jacob Zuma to refer the protection of state information bill back to Parliament, has presented an opportunity to consider other threats posed by the bill.

Mpembe’s evidence useless - SAHRC

2013-08-28 13:33

Evidence provided by North West deputy police commissioner William Mpembe regarding the strike-related unrest in Marikana last year was not useful, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Marikana attack 'sparked' by teargas

2013-08-27 14:16

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard that teargas fired by a police officer sparked an attack by miners, which resulted in the deaths of two officers and three other people at Marikana last year.

Marikana cop 'lacked training'

2013-08-26 18:38

North West police commissioner William Mpembe's crowd management training has been questioned at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

SAHRC seeks Marikana funding solution

2013-08-20 08:00

The SA Human Rights Commission and the Centre for Applied Legal Studies say they is a real risk of unfairness if adequate legal representation is not afforded to the injured and arrested Marikana miners.

KZN health welcomes hospital probe

2013-07-21 14:09

The KwaZulu-Natal health department has welcomed an SA Human Rights Commission probe into complaints about its decision to stop operating two radiotherapy machines at Addington Hospital in Durban.

SAHRC to probe cancer machines

2013-07-18 21:23

The SA Human Rights Commission has been asked to investigate the KwaZulu-Natal health department's failure to keep two state of the art cancer radio therapy machines operational.

F State municipality ordered to clean up

2013-07-03 19:37

The DA has expressed shock at the findings of an SA Human Rights Commission report into living conditions in the Free State's Masilonyana municipality.

Microlenders drive miners' wage demands

2013-06-27 13:37

Microlenders are driving the wage demands of miners in Marikana, in the North West, says Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel.

SA making headway in fight against HIV

2013-06-21 21:42

South Africa has made good progress in the fight against HIV/Aids, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says.

SAHRC to look into prison cameras

2013-06-20 11:31

The SA Human Rights Commission has agreed to look into the legal implications of installing CCTV cameras in prisons.

De Lille slams SAHRC over toilet saga

2013-06-19 08:08

City Mayor Patricia de Lille has slammed the SA Human Rights Commission over its independent probe of the toilet saga.

SAHRC: Depts to address complaints speedily

2013-06-14 07:55

Government departments have undertaken to ensure complaints about service delivery, particularly of water and sanitation, are speedily addressed, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

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