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Release of report by the Marikana Commission of Inquiry

MEDIA STATEMENT

26th June 2015

The South African Human Rights Commission welcomes the release of the Marikana Report by the President.  We are pleased that the President has taken the time to reflect on the findings and recommendations of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry and has provided a formal response to the nation.
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SAHRC Equality Roundtable Dialogue report
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SAHRC launches report on challenges facing older persons

The South African Human Rights Commission has completed its national investigation into the challenges relating to the treatment of older persons. The purpose of the investigation was to work towards the formulation of effective responses to address the numerous human rights violations experienced by older persons.

The report focuses on systemic issues that have a direct impact on older persons, specifically in their experience of attempting to access their constitutional rights. The Commission recognises that older persons constitute a vulnerable group with unique and differing needs compared to those of other vulnerable groups, such as women, children or people with disabilities, and that they therefore deserve focused attention in order toaddress and resolve the rights violations currently being experienced byolder persons.

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Vacancies

The South African Human Rights Commission is searching for talented individuals who are committed to shaping the future of South Africa.

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SAHRC finds against Enviroserv (Pty) Ltd

02 June 2015

Attention: Editors and Reporters


The South African Human Rights Commission has found against Enviroserv for operating a regional medical waste incineration facility affecting the health of community members residing around Ferreira Avenue in Bloemfontein, thus violating their right to a clean environment.
The SAHRC conducted an investigation against Enviroserv following complaints that the company’s incinerator has been bellowing out large volumes of smoke during the day and night since February 2013. As a result of the incineration the air in the area is polluted affecting the health of residents in the area.
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North West Provincial Offices relocation

Kindly be advised that as of 01 June 2015, the North West Provincial Offices will be at: 25 Heystek Street, Rustenburg.

SAHRC and SAPS sign MOU

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the South African Police Services (SAPS) have signed a memorandum of understanding on the protection of humans rights during protests and to eliminate violence.

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SAHRC Report: Violence against Non-Nationals

Please find the report released by the South African Human Rights Commission following attacks against Non-Nationals in 2008.

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SAHRC launches Human Rights and Business Country Guide to sensitise business to key human rights shortcomings in SA

The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission), together with the Danish Institute for Human Rights, has published a Business and Human Rights Country Guide (Country guide) for South Africa. This country document will provide guidance to companies on how they can promote and respect human rights in South Africa.

The country guide provides an insight into how business can relate with the labour, and land and property sectors. This is to sensitise business to key events highlighting shortcoming between business and human rights, such as Marikana and labour brokering. The country guide also canvasses challenges in the security and conflict area, which impacts on, inter alia, the right to life and labour protests that, at times, turn violent.

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MEDIA STATEMENTS

Release of report by the Marikana Commission of Inquiry
SAHRC launches report on challenges facing older persons
SAHRC finds against Enviroserv (Pty) Ltd for violating the right to a clean environment
SAHRC in final stages of investigation into King’s alleged utterances
Court orders Free State pub owner to pay R80, 000 for using K-word


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SAHRC Programmes

Since its establishment, the SAHRC has dedicated itself to:
•  Raising awareness;
•  Monitoring and assessment;
•  Education and training
•  Addressing human rights violations

How can the SAHRC help?

The SAHRC promotes, protects and monitors human rights in South Africa. It also has a specific responsibility to promote and monitor the implemen-
tation of PAIA.

Calendar

08 March – International Women’s Day
21 March - Human Rights Day
27 April – Freedom day
1 May - Workers day
03 May – World Press Freedom Day

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