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Mashaba, African Diaspora Forum to initiate legal action against home affairs

2017-10-31 20:58

City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has welcomed African Diaspora Forum's decision to join him in taking legal action against the Department of Home Affairs.

Sadtu slams Patriots group’s motives

2017-10-01 06:00

The SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) has accused the Patriots for Equality group, which is leading a protest against the appointment of a black principal at Klipspruit West Secondary School in Eldorado Park, of being driven by racism and business interests.

Hate speech precedes genocide, SAHRC chair tells Equality Court

2017-09-14 19:36

The Rwandan genocide was preceded by "hate speech" on national radio, SAHRC chairperson Bongani Majola has told the Durban Equality Court in a case in which two members of Mazibuye African Forum are accused of inciting hatred against Indian people.

SAHRC welcomes guilty verdict against Jon Qwelane

2017-08-18 17:19

The hate speech verdict against "gay is not okay" columnist Jon Qwelane will ensure that freedom of expression is not used as a veil for hate speech, the SA Human Rights Commission has said.

Edward Zuma apologises to ANC for his public attack on Gordhan, Hanekom

2017-08-03 13:27

President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward has apologised for publishing an open letter attacking ANC NEC members Derek Hanekom and Pravin Gordhan, the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal says.

Pastor ordered to attend sensitivity training after using k-word

2017-07-20 08:26

The Western Cape Equality Court has ruled that a pastor should attend four "sensitivity training sessions" after calling an individual the k-word.

'You will have to drag me out,' DA shadow minister locked out of KZN oncology unit

2017-07-10 13:54

An oversight visit meant to ascertain the current state of the KwaZulu-Natal health crisis has turned ugly after a National Assembly member was escorted out of Addington Hospital in Durban.

KZN cancer crisis: Patients wait months for treatment

2017-07-06 07:17

More than 150 cancer patients are currently awaiting treatment in KwaZulu-Natal's public health facilities - some for up to eight months, the provincial health department has revealed.

Cosatu 'disappointed' at Equality Court ruling on Masuku

2017-06-29 18:45

Cosatu has said it is disappointed that the Equality Court found its international relations spokesperson Bongani Masuka guilty of hate speech.

Ruling expected on Masuku hate speech charge

2017-06-29 05:02

The High Court in Johannesburg is set to rule in the hate speech case against the Congress of South African Trade Unions' Bongani Masuku.

 

SAHRC to brief media on 'xenophobia' talks between Mashaba and African diaspora group

2017-10-31 06:08

The South African Human Rights Commission is expected to brief the media on the outcomes of the mediation session between the African Diaspora Forum and Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba.

Catch-up plan for Vuwani students if shutdown ends

2017-09-15 20:55

The basic education department hopes that it will be able to implement a catch-up plan that will help 1 600 matriculants affected by a shutdown in Vuwani, Limpopo, as final examinations loom.

SAHRC allegedly blocked from oversights visits at KZN hospitals

2017-08-24 21:06

The SAHRC has been prevented from conducting oversight visits to KwaZulu-Natal hospitals since June, a spokesperson has said.

Whose values inform school traditions?

2017-08-13 06:07

Education system should promote social integration, not simply teach conformity and assimilation intodominant cultures, writes André Gaum.

DA fails to lay charges against health minister, MEC

2017-07-26 19:03

The DA has failed to lay charges of culpable homicide against Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo, after alleged legal complications.

Frustration over delays in 'cleanse the whites' Equality Court case

2017-07-11 19:19

The Cape Town man who lodged a hate speech complaint against Gauteng government employee Velaphi Khumalo, over a Facebook post calling for South Africa to be cleansed of white people, is frustrated that the case has still not been heard after 18 months.

DA to visit KZN hospitals in midst of cancer treatment crisis

2017-07-10 05:10

Democratic Alliance shadow minister for health, Patricia Kopane, is expected to visit Addington and Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospitals in the midst of a cancer treatment crisis.

SAHRC calls on BLF to cease intimidation, harassment of journalists

2017-07-05 17:18

The SAHRC has called on Andile Mngxitama and his organisation Black First Land First to immediately cease intimidating and harassing journalists.

Bongani Masuku guilty of hate speech, must apologise to SA Jewish Board of Deputies

2017-06-29 14:15

The Equality Court sitting in the High Court has ordered the Cosatu's Bongani Masuku to make "unconditional apology" to the South African Jewish Board of Deputies.

Education dept must enforce ban on corporal punishment - SAHRC

2017-06-28 18:09

Corporal punishment at schools may be prohibited, but it remains a sad reality in South Africa, according to a report launched by the South African Human Rights Commission.

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