Parktown Boys' camp tragedy: SA Human Rights Commission to help family

2020-01-20 08:22

The Human Rights Commission says it is willing to assist the family of a 13-year-old Parktown Boys' High School pupil who drowned at a Grade 8 orientation camp in the North West.

SAHRC probing allegations of religious discrimination in Limpopo premier's office

2019-12-03 07:08

The SA Human Rights Commission in Limpopo is investigating staff in the Limpopo premier's office following allegations of religious discrimination.

'Gay is not ok' columnist off the hook as SCA orders rewrite of 'vague' hate speech definition

2019-12-01 11:58

The Supreme Court of Appeal has found the current definition of hate speech to be unconstitutional after it ruled that former diplomat Jon Qwelane's opinion on same-sex marriage was hurtful, but did not amount to hate speech under the current definition.

Project managers, councillors did not benefit from Alex renewal project - former city manager

2019-11-22 17:11

Former Johannesburg city manager Professor Trevor Fowler has denied that his project managers and councillors benefited from the Alexandra Renewal Project.

Pretoria residents get costs order in refugees interdict application

2019-11-21 16:34

Pretoria residents have secured a costs order in their application for an order to have refugees removed from outside the offices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees where they were camped.

Mashatile recalls no knowledge of corruption during implementation of Alex project

2019-11-19 19:37

Former Gauteng premier and housing and finance MEC Paul Mashatile has told the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) hearing that he has no knowledge of councillors who used their political influence to benefit from the Alexandra Renewal Project (ARP).

Etzebeth case: I was quoted out of context, says SAHRC's Buang Jones

2019-11-12 16:30

His comments that Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth "got away with murder" and would be made an example of, were taken out of context, acting legal head of the South African Human Rights Commission Buang Jones says.

SAHRC to receive legal opinion on Equality Court case involving Eben Etzebeth

2019-11-04 06:14

The South African Human Rights Commission in the Western Cape is expected to have an outcome regarding the Equality Court case involving Eben Etzebeth, who is accused of a racist assault in Langebaan.

Anti-gay pastor served for allegedly defying court ruling: ‘I will come out and preach the same message’

2019-10-30 20:59

A Cape Town pastor, who may find himself behind bars for defying a court order barring him from making anti-gay comments, accused the SA Human Rights Commission of trying to make an example of him.

Who is lying? No clarity on settlement in case of elderly woman tied to Mamelodi Hospital bench

2019-10-23 14:15

Neither the SA Human Rights Commission nor the Gauteng health department are willing budge on their stance on an out-of-court settlement for 76-year-old Martha Marais, who was tied to a Mamelodi Hospital bench in May this year.


SA Human Rights Commission welcomes settlement with family of Martha Marais who was tied to Mamelodi Hospital bench

2020-01-07 16:17

The South African Human Rights Commission welcomes the settlement reached between Martha Marais, the elderly woman who was tied to a bench at Mamelodi Hospital, and the Gauteng Department of Health.

'Gay is not ok' case: ConCourt must step in to provide clarity on hate speech, says legal expert

2019-12-02 22:23

It is important for the Constitutional Court to give a proper interpretation of the law arising from the case of former diplomat Jon Qwelane's opinion on same-sex marriage, a legal expert has said.

SAHRC denies it charged Eben Etzebeth to appease Langebaan community - report

2019-11-26 06:57

The South African Human Rights Commission has denied claims that it charged Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth in the Equality Court to appease the Langebaan community, a report says.

'During my tenure Alexandra saw developments' - Nomvula Mokonyane tells inquiry

2019-11-21 17:01

Former Cabinet minister Nomvula Mokonyane has described the controversial Alexandra Renewal Project, currently the subject of an inquiry, as a success.

People of Alexandra are not living in inhumane conditions - Mashatile to Alexandra inquiry

2019-11-20 12:06

ANC treasurer general Paul Mashatile says Alexandra residents are not living in inhumane conditions, although he acknowledges that the area has challenges.

Hit, pulled and bottles flung: Interfaith delegation 'attacked' at Cape Town church while trying to mediate for refugees

2019-11-15 11:05

An interfaith delegation trying to help mediate for a group of refugees and asylum seekers has allegedly been attacked in the Cape Town church in which hundreds have sought shelter.

Eben Etzebeth saga: SAHRC says it has a 'strong case' case

2019-11-04 21:26

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it has taken a decision to file all documentation and records in the Gauteng High Court relating to why it believes Eben Etzebeth's case should head to the Equality Court.

SAHRC to investigate hate speech complaints over use of Diwali fireworks

2019-10-30 22:12

The South African Human Rights Commission says it will investigate complaints related to alleged hate speech directed at people of the Hindu faith on social media.

Fresh probe rocks Grey High hostel over embarrassing 'white glove' practice

2019-10-24 18:12

The investigation forms part of discoveries made following allegations of assault at the school's hostel - Meriway House - after seven Grade 12 pupils were hauled before a disciplinary hearing at the beginning of the month for meting out "whacks" to Grade 8 pupils.

Mamelodi Hospital abuse: SAHRC denies deal reached with family of Martha Marais, 76, who was tied to bench

2019-10-22 17:50

The South African Human Rights Commission in Gauteng has denied claims by the Gauteng Department of Health that a settlement was reached with the family of a pensioner who was shackled to a hospital bench.

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