ARTICLES RELATING TO HUMAN RIGHTS

Gay man turns to sex work in SA to survive after fleeing Malawi

2019-06-16 20:35

Fearing persecution after being outed as gay, Adil fled Malawi leaving behind his well-off Muslim family and four-year-old son.

'Overwhelming' stats: 22 underaged children get married every minute, highest prevalence in Africa

2019-06-09 06:00

The first-ever estimate on child grooms brings global child marriage figures to 765 million, says Unicef.

WATCH: 'She is worse off than before' - daughter of 76-year-old tied to hospital bench

2019-05-31 13:01

A 76-year-old woman is worse off after she was restrained underneath a hospital bench at Mamelodi Hospital in Pretoria, her daughter says. Watch.

The 'insidious plague' corroding our society

2019-04-25 05:00

Corruption should be declared a violation of our human rights and freedoms, and the public should be conscientised about our fight against corruption and its "economic gangsters", writes Chris Jones.

Is your workplace infringing on your human rights?

2019-03-21 11:53

While many SA companies reward hard work and engagement, there are situations that blur the lines between unfair practices and human rights infringements, says an expert.

Human Rights Commission welcomes ratification of UN torture agreement

2019-03-05 08:40

SA already signed OPCAT in September 2006; however, it was yet to ratify the protocol, the SAHRC has said.

Sasol denies claims it intentionally polluted Vaal River

2019-02-22 05:24

A whistleblower's claims that Sasol is to blame for the intentional pollution of the Vaal River have been vehemently denied by the petrochemical giant at a South African Human Rights Commission inquiry.

Israel military charges 5 soldiers with abusing Palestinians

2019-02-01 05:37

Israeli military prosecutors have charged five soldiers with seriously abusing two Palestinian suspects who had been arrested.

Shoprite manager suspended after foul-mouthed altercation goes viral

2019-01-17 22:38

A Gauteng Shoprite manager has been suspended, pending an investigation, after a heated altercation he had with an external service provider was caught on camera and ended up on social media.

SA vote in support of UN resolution on human rights in Myanmar part of 'new approach' – Sisulu

2018-12-25 09:03

Myanmar has been at the centre of violence targeting Rohingya Muslims, the harsh treatment of ethnic minorities, an about-face on press freedom and crackdowns on civic groups.

 

Goldman Sachs sued as ex-VP alleges discrimination for 'sounding too gay'

2019-06-05 19:35

Goldman Sachs Group has been sued by a former vice president who claims the bank discriminated against him for being gay - and then fired him for complaining about it.

This is just 'a lot of boardroom talk' - Alex resident reacts to SAHRC, Public Protector inquiry

2019-05-13 13:10

A frustrated Alexandra resident says she doesn't have high hopes for the inquiry the SA Human Rights Commission and Public Protector are holding, to look into the community's plight.

Julia Roberts met with sex workers

2019-04-08 11:01

Julia Roberts spent time with prostitutes who were paid $35 (around R500) each to talk to her before filming 'Pretty Woman'.

SA has a long way to go on human rights – MPs debate

2019-03-20 21:33

On the last day of the fifth Parliament and to mark Human Rights Day, MPs debated human rights in South Africa.

France criticised for its handling of yellow vest crisis

2019-02-27 05:13

A top European official is criticising French authorities for their handling of the anti-government protests that have rocked the country in recent months, urging them to 'show more respect for human rights'.

Sasol intentionally polluted the Vaal River, SAHRC inquiry hears

2019-02-21 05:25

An official at Sasol Secunda has accused the petrochemical giant of intentionally polluting the Vaal River.

Blind pupil dies at North West school, SAHRC raises safety concerns

2019-01-30 05:24

Yet another pupil has died at the Christiana School for the Blind in the North West, but the circumstances leading to the death are still unclear.

WATCH: 'Very very happy' runaway Saudi teen settles in Canada after being granted asylum

2019-01-13 13:47

A 'very, very happy' young Saudi woman who caused a sensation by defying her family and seeking asylum abroad has been welcomed with open arms in Toronto at the end of a dramatic but exhausting international odyssey.

'South Africans must just respect each other'- rights commissioner's wish for 2019

2018-12-21 08:27

Western Cape SA Human Rights Commissioner Chris Nissen's greatest wish for South Africa for 2019 is that everyone enjoys respect and human dignity.

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