ARTICLES RELATING TO HUMAN RIGHTS

Paralympian takes on Cape Town wine estate in discrimination litigation

2018-06-13 09:24

A Paralympian swimmer is taking a Cape Town wine estate to the Equality Court, claiming he was discriminated against when he and his service dog were denied entry to a restaurant.

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.

Worker allegedly forced to drink faeces to be represented by SAHRC in court

2018-05-14 08:09

The South African Human Rights Commission is expected in the Springs Magistrate's Court to represent a worker on a plot who was allegedly forced to drink faeces.

A teenager's grim story: Raped at 10, assaulted at 15, then harassed in the police station while laying charges

2018-04-11 07:36

She keeps crying and fighting with someone in her sleep - this is how a mother described her daughter’s constant nightmares.

Pupils only know their rights, not their responsibilities - teacher

2018-03-22 19:54

With daily experiences of crime, violence and gang activity in and around schools in Cape Town, there is a greater need for children to understand and exercise both their human rights and responsibilities, a teacher says.

More should be done to protect rights of the vulnerable - Mabuza

2018-03-21 18:20

Deputy President David Mabuza says South Africans should be outraged at the recent murders and deaths of young women and children in the country.

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY FEATURE: Right to life being enjoyed by criminals instead of citizens – vice-chair of Westville CPF

2018-03-21 15:36

In our Human Rights Day series, we feature everyday South Africans who have taken it upon themselves to defend the basic rights of others. In this feature, News24 chats to Asad Patel, who has taken it upon himself to protect the right to life of vulnerable residents from crime in Westville, KwaZulu-Natal.

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY FEATURE: Knowing your rights is power – KZN advocate, 23

2018-03-21 07:19

In our Human Rights Day series, we feature everyday South Africans who have taken it upon themselves to defend the basic rights of others. In this feature, meet Advocate Luyanda Mbatha, who believes knowing your rights is power.

School hair row: Pupil expelled for having 4cm-long hair can return to school

2018-03-15 12:27

The parents of a 17-year-old pupil who had approached the court "for an urgent solution" after their son was expelled for having hair longer than 1cm, have found relief in the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane.

Pakistan activists say court ruling on religion threatens minorities

2018-03-11 22:00

Rights activists in Pakistan have expressed concern over a court ruling that would require people to declare their religion on all official documents, saying it could lead to the persecution of minorities, particularly adherents of the Ahmadi faith.

 

School girl attack: Durban pupil scared to go to school after assault

2018-06-07 14:17

"It was terrible to see. Everyone’s watching as my child’s being assaulted," says the mother of the girl seen in a widely-circulated video being assaulted by another pupil at school.

Gender bias kills 240 000 infant girls in India every year - study

2018-05-15 11:41

Almost a quarter-of-a-million girls younger than five years old die in India every year due to neglect resulting from society's preference for sons, a gender discrimination study has found.

Medical malpractice litigation: Undermining South Africa’s health system

2018-04-17 10:38

South Africans are becoming increasingly litigious, with not only the number of claims rising but also the size of the claims.

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.

SANDF denies accusations of not co-operating with UN probe into alleged sexual abuse

2018-03-22 13:44

The South African National Defence Force has shot down accusations that it has not been co-operating with United Nations investigations into allegations of abuse by peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: Meet the ordinary people who protect the rights of others

2018-03-21 16:29

In our Human Rights Day series, we have featured everyday South Africans who have defend the basic rights of others. Meet Billy Claasen, who fights for the rights of the forgotten, two teenagers who started Teen Pride, Asad Patel, who protects the right to life of vulnerable residents, and Advocate Luyanda Mbatha, who believes knowing your rights is power.

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY FEATURE: Sowing seeds of change for farmworkers

2018-03-21 09:48

In our Human Rights Day series, we feature everyday South Africans who have taken it upon themselves to defend the basic rights of others. In this feature, meet Billy Claasen, who has made it his mission to fight for the rights of those he believes society has forgotten.

Charge health officials implicated in Life Esidimeni tragedy

2018-03-20 10:21

The Gauteng Department of Health's officials intentionally violated the dignity of vulnerable psychiatric patients. Their actions were criminal ab initio up until the last patient counted sadly passed away, writes Mahlodi Muofhe.

Listeriosis: 'Platteland law firm' prepares to take on Tiger Brands

2018-03-15 10:27

Attorney Richard Spoor sighs as he gives details of the cases that have landed on his desk, as he prepares to lead a class action case against Tiger Brands following the listeriosis outbreak.

China is using a tweet from Elon Musk as propaganda tool

2018-03-01 10:25

Musk tweeted about a railway station upgrade completed by 1,500 workers in nine hours. State media seized the tweet and declared Musk was "amazed" by China.

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