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2013/14 PAIA Annual Report

The 2013/14 PAIA Annual Report is available for download.
For more information contact paia@sahrc.org.za or Tel: 011 877 3803.

SAHRC CONCERNED AT THE RE-APPOINTMENT OF FREE STATE TEACHER IMPLICATED IN RACISM

MEDIA STATEMENT

24 July 2015

The South African Human Rights Commission expresses its concern arising from media reports that the former Wilgehof Primary School teacher who was found guilty of racism has again been employed by the Department of Education, two-years after he was found guilty of serious misconduct by the Department.
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Annual Trends Analysis for the 2013/14

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High Court judgment gives hope to the poor, marginalised and vulnerable members of our society

9 July 2015

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) welcomes the judgment handed down yesterday by the Western Cape High Court in a matter relating to the lack of judicial oversight in the granting of emolument attachment orders (“EAOs”). The SAHRC intervened in the matter as amicus curiae, to champion the human rights of people who are poor and vulnerable. In handing down his judgment, Judge Desai placed on record the court’s ‘indebtedness to the amicus curiae and their counsel.’

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Expropriation Bill

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Release of report by the Marikana Commission of Inquiry

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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High Court judgment gives hope to the poor, marginalised and vulnerable members of our society

9 July 2015


Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) welcomes the judgment handed down yesterday by the Western Cape High Court in a matter relating to the lack of judicial oversight in the granting of emolument attachment orders (“EAOs”). The SAHRC intervened in the matter as amicus curiae, to champion the human rights of people who are poor and vulnerable. In handing down his judgment, Judge Desai placed on record the court’s ‘indebtedness to the amicus curiae and their counsel.’

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MEDIA STATEMENTS

SAHRC CONCERNED AT THE RE-APPOINTMENT OF FREE STATE TEACHER IMPLICATED IN RACISM
High Court judgment gives hope to the poor, marginalised and vulnerable members of our society
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


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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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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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