SAHRC pleased with oncology progress made by KZN health dept

2018-06-08 20:17

The South African Human Rights Commission says the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health has made progress in implementing it’s recommendations on the state of oncology at provincial hospitals.

SAHRC inspects Charlotte Maxeke's Radiation Oncology ward

2018-06-07 20:50

The SA Human Right Commission has visited Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital for a site inspection following several reports alleging a shortage of radiation oncologists in its oncology ward.

Tembisa hospital comes under the SAHRC's spotlight

2018-05-15 18:34

Hospital CEO Dr Lekopane Mogaladi has acknowledged that the hospital "faced a number of issues".

SAHRC condemns violent protest action in the North West

2018-04-21 08:33

The South African Human Rights Commission has condemned the violence and destruction that has accompanied the recent spate of protests in Mahikeng.

Ekurhuleni mayor to sign SAHRC hate speech settlement agreement

2018-04-06 07:01

City of Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina has agreed to sign a settlement agreement in Brakpan, Johannesburg, bringing to a close a South African Human Rights Commission mediation process.

Most hate speech complaints recorded in Gauteng - SAHRC

2018-04-04 07:40

The SA Human Rights Commission has received 486 racism complaints for the 2016/2017 period and most centred around hate speech and the use of the k-word, among others.

Vicki Momberg sentencing sets significant precedent - SAHRC

2018-03-28 17:52

The South African Human Rights Commission has welcomed the sentence imposed on former estate agent Vicki Momberg for her racist tirade.

Most asylum seekers in SA are young males looking for economic opportunities

2018-02-10 07:39

Most refugee status appeals are not from people fleeing war-torn countries for safety, but are made by young males seeking better economic opportunities, says the Department of Home Affairs.

Oncology backlog: How KZN health dept will address the crisis

2018-01-30 17:00

The KwaZulu-Natal health department has decided to partner up with private hospitals and specialists in order to address the oncology crisis in the province, department head Dr Musa Gumede says.

Limpopo surgery allegedly separates, consults with patients according to race, the SAHRC says

2018-01-25 20:30

A medical surgery in Mokopane, Limpopo, has come under fire from the South African Human Rights Commission for alleged racism and breaching a number of medical ethics codes.


SAHRC announces inquiry into Charlotte Maxeke Hospital protest

2018-06-08 09:04

The South African Human Rights Commission will convene an inquiry next week into the recent demonstrations and protests at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.

Man in the middle: Chris Nissen on how he has become the go-to person for Western Cape protesters

2018-06-04 08:14

Western Cape SAHRC commissioner Chris Nissen says letting people talk is the likeliest route to finding a solution.

SAHRC to continue probe into discrimination, racism, sexism at Unisa

2018-05-07 20:44

The South African Human Rights Commission is to continue with the final leg of its hearings into allegations of unfair discrimination, racism, sexism and harassment at the University of South Africa.

H&M commits to diversity changes, says SAHRC

2018-04-07 07:43

H&M has committed to diversity appointments, training, policy adjustment and reporting back following an engagement with the SAHRC, says the rights organisation.

Ramaphosa's promise on farm evictions: SAHRC wants answers

2018-04-05 14:18

The SA Human Rights Commission is to ask President Cyril Ramaphosa to keep a promise made in 2014 to stop farm evictions until people can be given dignified housing.

Land: No convictions over illegal farm evictions in SA - SAHRC inquiry hears

2018-03-29 16:39

Land reform policies, including the Extension of Security of Tenure Act, have not helped with the protection of farm dwellers, says the deputy director of the Foundation for Human Rights.

SA Human Rights Commission slams state's poor management of the economy

2018-02-24 07:00

The SAHRC has said the economic challenges that prompted the recent fuel levy and VAT hikes as announced in the budget could have been averted.

SAHRC receives complaint about cancelled screenings of Inxeba movie

2018-02-07 16:11

The South African Human Rights Commission says it has received a complaint about the cancelled screenings of the controversial and award-winning film Inxeba: The Wound.

SAHRC monitoring water crisis in Cape Town

2018-01-27 13:12

The South African Human Rights Commission has been monitoring the water crisis unfolding in the City of Cape Town, having received complaints from various individuals and organisations regarding the issue.

Oncology machines and staff still lacking in KZN - DA

2018-01-17 22:27

Oncology patients in KZN still lack access to adequate oncology services despite assurances by the health department that six machines will be available, says the DA.

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