ARTICLES RELATING TO HUMAN RIGHTS

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.

WATCH | Australian academic arrested in China for 'espionage'

2019-08-27 22:24

An Australian pro-democracy academic held for seven months in China has been formally arrested for spying, Foreign Minister Marise Payne says as she demanded Beijing uphold 'basic standards' of justice.

South Africans celebrate Women's Day

2019-08-09 19:17

Messages of encouragement and support have flooded in as South Africans celebrate Women's Day with acknowledgements of gender struggle featuring strongly on Friday.

Finding shelter from the abuse that women and children face

2019-08-09 10:32

As the country celebrates Women's Day, we are forced to reflect on the question: What is the reality facing a woman living in South Africa today?

Mom heads to Equality Court after son in wheelchair denied access to Cape Town superette

2019-08-02 14:43

A mom of three from Woodlands in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, is heading to the Equality Court after her son, who uses a wheelchair, was denied access to a local superette.

Human Rights Commission joins application in battle for rights of undocumented pupils

2019-07-03 10:37

The South African Human Rights Commission has been allowed to join as an amicus curiae (friend of the court) in a case fighting for the rights of undocumented pupils to receive a basic education.

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.

 

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.

OPINION: State of emergency - taking the plight of women and children seriously

2019-09-03 15:07

It is too often that the burden of responsibility is shifted to the victim and not the perpetrator and or policy makers. We have often heard them being asked, what were you wearing, why didn't you say something, why were you walking alone, writes Sifiso Skenjana.

Zimbabwean comedian abducted, beaten and forced to drink sewage for 'mocking government'

2019-08-23 12:30

A popular Zimbabwean online comedian and satirist has said she was abducted from her Harare home and beaten by unknown assailants, becoming the latest perceived government critic to be attacked in recent weeks.

2018 femicide cases: The women, the men who murdered them, and where they are now

2019-08-09 14:15

Femicide, or the murder of a woman at the hands of a man, captured national headlines in 2018 with dozens of marches and court cases highlighting the plight of women in the country.

Human Rights Watch: Government needs to act to decriminalise sex work

2019-08-07 12:45

Human Rights Watch and the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce has launched a report titled Why Sex Work Should be Decriminalised in South Africa.

Patient abuse: Sharing content must be an act of conscience

2019-07-05 10:40

It is extremely easy, taking a mere split-second to share a video, but pre-sharing it, it is the duty and responsibility of the sharer to ethically deem whether the to-be shared content is an infringement on the basic privacy rights of the subject within the video.

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.

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