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Time to recap as UN celebrates world day of social justice for all
- 2016-02-24
The General Assembly proclaimed February 20 as World Day of Social Justice in 2007. It invited member states to devote the day to promoting national activities.... [Read More]

Effects of Mining on Children
- 2016-02-15
The Mining Indaba is regarded as the largest mining investment event, bringing together key stakeholders in the industry... [Read More]

NHRIs translate the international human rights norms and standards into lived realities at the domestic level
- 2015-12-10
2016 will mark the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the two covenants namely, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights .... [Read More]

Opinion: A concrete commitment to women’s rights
Pregs Govender, SAHRC - 2015-08-11
The song of women on the march in 1956, Wathint’Abafazi Wathint’imbokodo, honours the love that ensures the survival of millions of families and communities. [Read More]

Time for a peaceful revolution
- 2014-11-28
From high-profile cases to cases that never make the headlines, it is clear that there is no ceasefire of the war in homes, neighborhoods and workplaces.... [Read More]

Time to Guard the Guardians
- 2014-09-01
At the recent meeting between State Institutions Supporting Constitutional Democracy and Parliamentary Committees MPs weighed in on ‘this independence thing’ of Chapter Nine Institutions... [Read More]

Ending Corporal punishment in schools requires commitment of all role players
- 2014-05-27
Despite having been abolished for 18 years, corporal punishment in schools continues with alarming frequency with the General Household Surveys 2012, indicating that some... [Read More]

Minister of Human Settlements responds to the SAHRC report on Water and Sanitation
- 2014-03-25
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Debate on lifeblood of the nation
- 2014-03-24
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Right to Food is also a Human Right
- 2014-03-24
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Madibeng: ‘the place of water’
- 2014-01-29
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- 2013-10-24
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Human rights: More vigilance required as torture escalates
- 2013-04-29
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It is not too late to realise rights in our Constitution
- 2013-03-20
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Pregs Govender: I walked their road, I know its nowhere near dignity
- 2012-12-11
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Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all
- 2012-12-03
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A complexity of complexion
- 2012-09-18
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Tribute to Wangari Maathai
- 2011-10-02
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Budget Analysis 2011
SAHRC - 2011-03-20
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