Human rights under assault worldwide: UN chief

2020-02-24 17:00

UN chief Antonio Guterres launched a "call to action" on Monday against rising attacks on human rights, highlighting the persecution of minorities and "alarming levels of femicide".

Nyati lodge did not deny access to Mpianzi family and SAHRC - lawyer

2020-01-22 12:02

Nyati Bush and Riverbreak Lodge did not refuse and deny the South African Human Rights Commission and Enock Mpianzi's family access to the its property, its lawyers have said.

Grim life of families living in Pretoria's 'Little Zimbabwe'

2019-12-19 12:40

An informal settlement in the centre of Boom Street in Marabastad in Pretoria has become commonly known as 'Little Zimbabwe' on account of the number of Zimbabwean nationals living there.

Court orders meeting with foreign nationals living in church as City calls situation a 'crisis'

2019-12-09 15:51

The Western Cape High Court has heard the City of Cape Town's application for an urgent interdict against foreign nationals living in a church, but believes a meeting should be held to find an overarching solution.

Amnesty International secretary-general steps down

2019-12-05 17:47

Amnesty International secretary-general Kumi Naidoo has announced he will step down from his post for health reasons.

China prison camps: Leaked documents show operations of mass detention camps in Xinjiang

2019-11-25 18:58

Leaked documents have detailed how China controls everything from the frequency of haircuts to when the doors are locked in the mass detention camps of its Xinjiang region.

WATCH | Cambodia lifts house arrest restrictions on prominent political opposition figure

2019-11-11 05:50

Cambodia has freed a prominent opposition figure from house arrest more than two years after he was charged with treason, according to a court spokesperson, after attempts by his colleagues to return to the country were thwarted.

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.

Gauteng school employees allegedly forced to eat in converted toilet

2019-10-18 15:24

The Gauteng education department has instituted an inquiry following claims that black employees at an Ekurhuleni school were forced to eat in a converted toilet.

Apartheid flag: AfriForum denied leave to appeal hate speech ruling

2019-09-20 10:41

AfriForum has been denied leave to appeal Deputy Judge President Phineas Mojapelo's ruling that the gratuitous display of the apartheid-era flag amounts to hate speech.


Motshekga instructs schools to enrol undocumented children after court ruling

2020-02-13 13:11

Following a ruling by the Eastern Cape High Court in Makhanda that schools should admit undocumented children, the Department of Basic Education has now issued a circular instructing schools to comply with the ruling.

ANC members were freedom fighters, not refugees - Motsoaledi defends changes to refugee laws

2020-01-09 11:17

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has dismissed criticism of amendments to refugee laws, saying the changes are aimed at closing gaps in the legislation.

'You can't just fire your domestic worker at will' - SA still hobbled by abusive legacy of domestic work

2019-12-19 08:56

South Africa is one of three African countries to have ratified the International Labour Organisation's Domestic Workers Convention, which places a duty on governments to ensure fundamental rights and prevent abuse. But enforcement still poses a challenge.

China prison camps: Govt. says it will continue 'training' Xinjiang people

2019-12-09 15:23

China on Monday defended its vast network of re-education camps in Xinjiang and said it would continue "training" residents, following explosive government document leaks detailing surveillance and control of the region's Uighur population.

Protesting foreign nationals held at repatriation centre have legal status to be in SA - Home Affairs

2019-12-05 11:51

The Department of Home Affairs has announced it has verified the status of foreign nationals who protested outside the offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Pretoria in November.

Refugees at Cape Town church planning 'mass exodus'

2019-11-18 14:11

A banner hanging outside Cape Town's Central Methodist Church says the hundreds of foreign nationals taking refuge there are planning a 'mass exodus' from South Africa.

Court hears how inmates were allegedly assaulted and tortured by prison officials

2019-11-05 06:16

Five current and former inmates of Leeuwkop Maximum Correctional Centre are suing the justice minister and Department of Correctional Services after they were allegedly assaulted and tortured by prison officials.

WATCH | Informal village springs up in Cape Town CBD as sit-in continues at UN refugee offices

2019-10-22 13:15

A huge bag of chicken and bunches of spinach were being prepared for hundreds of foreign nationals still camping out at the UN High Commission for Refugees' offices in Cape Town's CBD in the hopes of being evacuated from SA amid safety fears.

SAHRC calls on South Africa to 'unite in diversity'

2019-09-24 13:29

The South African Human Rights Commission has urged South Africans to use Heritage Day as an opportunity to unite in their diversity, instead of using it to divide.

SAHRC to approach Equality Court over Malema's 'hate speech', banning of media

2019-09-17 12:36

The South African Human Rights Commission has warned that it will "take action" against politicians who make statements that amount to hate speech.

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