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The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) received complaints about violations to the rights to dignity and equality from James French, Alice Choe, Mongezi Mahlangu and Mome Mahlangu
|It is now trite principle that it is only just and equitable to evict unlawful occupiers if alternative accommodation is provided where an eviction would otherwise result in homelessness. The duty to provide alternative accommodation applies not only when an organ of state evicts people from their land, but also when a private landowner applies for the eviction of unlawful occupier/occupiers.
Although the nature and standard of the alternative accommodation to be provided has not been clearly resolved, it is clear that certain so-called alternative accommodation will not pass constitutional muster. This was made clear in the recent ruling in the South Gauteng High Court where the court held that the gender segregation of married couples and the day time lock-out for residents imposed by the City of Johannesburg’s outsourced arrangements to provide alternative accommodation impinged on various constitutional rights. The rights which were infringed by such an arrangement were found to include the right to human dignity, privacy and security of person.
Commissioner Malatji expresses concern at the continued discrimination of people with disability
|Systemic barriers to equal participation and equal access to opportunity have historically marginalised the rights of persons with disabilities quite significantly. It is, therefore, of considerable importance that, to date, 149 nation states have undertaken, through their ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), to advance the rights of these individuals through numerous complementary mechanisms. One of the little known facts about the CRPD, for example, is that, in the canon of international legal instruments, the CRPD is notable for containing the most references to the duty of States not only to protect rights but, also, to promote them.|
Attention: Editors and Reporters
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has found against Mr Ziyaad Kayat following his anti-semetic comments in the social media.
In July 2014, Mr. Kayat sent a message to the inbox of the Facebook page of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) that read “All Jews are pigs” and “I think we should kill you SA Jews and kill your kids and let you feel what the Palestinians are feeling.”
The South African Human Rights Commission is searching for talented individuals who are committed to shaping the future of South Africa.
Call for services: installation and supply of surveillance cameras
SAHRC would like you to submit a quotation for installation and supply of surveillance cameras at the reception area for each provincial office and multi discipline access card reader control.
The Commission is available on social media
SAHRC strongly disassociates itself from false information following mediation with Mongezi Mahlangu and James French
SAHRC, Pastor Bougardt reach agreement in Equality court case
Craigpark residents Association and Alsilinx NPC resolve dispute over Scouthall at ERF 24, Craighall Park
Failure by Social Development Dept. to adequately fund the Johannesburg Association for the Blind contribute to human rights violations at the school, SAHRC finds
SAHRC welcomes SAJBD’s acceptance of apology following anti-semetic comments
Pfanelo October Edition
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Report any fraudulent and/or unethical behavior taking place in the Commission anonymously to the SAHRC Tip-offs Line.
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Since its establishment, the SAHRC has dedicated itself to:
• Raising awareness;
• Monitoring and assessment;
• Education and training
• Addressing human rights violations
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.
01 June – International Children’s Day
05 June – World Environment Day
15 June – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
09 August – Women’s Day
16 June – Youth Day
20 June – World Refugee Day