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SAHRC launches investigation into allegations of racism at University of the Free State
- 2016-02-24
The South African Human Rights Commission expresses concern over reports of violent act of racism between students and workers ... [Read More]

SAHRC finalizing report on complaints against King Goodwill Zwelithini
- 2016-02-24
The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) is finalizing its report into the 31 complaints lodged against the Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini (King)... [Read More]

SAHRC response to ANC petition on racism
- 2016-02-19
The South African Human Rights Commission formally acknowledges receipt of the petition on racism from the African National Congress (ANC).... [Read More]

International Disability Day – SAHRC calls for employers to do more
- 2015-12-03
As the world marks the International Disability Day, the South African Human Rights Commission calls on all the employers, both in private sector and government, to do more... [Read More]

SAHRC welcomes Supreme Court judgment on the delivery of textbooks in Limpopo
- 2015-12-02
The Commission welcomes the judgment handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on 2 December 2015.... [Read More]

SAHRC against South Africa's "No"vote at the UN in human rights defencers resolution, seeks answers from Government
- 2015-12-01
The SAHRC today wrote to the Minister of.... [Read More]

SAHRC releases preliminary findings following its probe into alleged utterances by King Zwelithini
- 2015-11-27
The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) has completed its preliminary investigation into the alleged utterances by the Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini... [Read More]

SAHRC hosts national investigative hearing on human rights violations in Khoisan communities
- 2015-11-24
The South African Human Rights Commission invites members of the media to a National Investigative Hearing on human rights violations in South African Khoisan communities... [Read More]

SAHRC condemns police actions in the killing of Krugersdorp suspect
- 2015-11-05
It with the greatest concern that the South African Human Rights Commission observe yet another video on police brutality and human rights violations, in this case the death of suspect Khulekani Mpanza in Krugersdorp.... [Read More]

SAHRC calls on authorities to act with speed to resolve student protests
- 2015-10-23
SAHRC notes with concern the growing intensity of student protest at various universities across the country.... [Read More]

POSTPONEMENT OF THE 20 Year SAHRC Commemorative Gala Dinner and Conference: 26 - 27 October 2015
- 2015-10-21
The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) would like to thank you for your commitment in being part of the 20 Year SAHRC.. [Read More]

SAHRC launches Report on access to emergency medical services (EMS)
- 2015-09-29
The South African Human Rights Commission invites members of the media to a press briefing on the launch of the provincial hearing report on access to emergency medical services (EMS) in the Eastern Cape... [Read More]

All have the right to celebrate their heritage – SAHRC
- 2015-09-23
On the 24th of September, South Africans will celebrate Heritage Day, one of 12 officially-recognised national holidays. This day gives South Africans a chance to pause and take stock of how the rich diversity of our country can build a better nation.... [Read More]

SAHRC hosts its 12th annual National Information Officers Forum (NIOF) conference
- 2015-09-22
The SAHRC invites members of the media to its 12th annual National Information Officers Forum (NIOF) conference that will be hosted on the 28th September 2015 at the Blades Hotel in Kameeldrift, Pretoria. [Read More]

SAHRC has launched an investigation into deaths in a fire of three deaf children
- 2015-09-08
The South African Human Rights Commission has launched an investigation in to the living conditions of pupils at the Northwest School for the Deaf following the tragic death of three pupils there.... [Read More]

SAHRC welcomes convinction of former police officers in Mido Macia case
- 2015-08-26
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) welcomes the conviction of the eight former police officers found guilty of murdering Mozambican national Mido Macia..... [Read More]

South African Human Rights Commission to host public outreach clinic interventions
- 2015-08-18
On 25 and 26 August 2015, the South African Human Rights Commission (‘the Commission’) will host public outreach clinics at the Orange Farm Multipurpose Centre.... [Read More]

SAHRC condemns the killing of police
- 2015-08-11
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) condemns the recent spate of police killings.... [Read More]

SAHRC concerned at the re-appointment of Free State teacher implicated in racism
- 2015-07-24
The South African Human Rights Commission expresses its concern arising from media reports that the former Wilgehof Primary School... [Read More]

High Court judgment gives hope to the poor, marginalised and vulnerable members of our society
- 2015-07-09
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) welcomes the judgment handed down yesterday by the Western Cape High Court.... [Read More]

Release of report by the Marikana Commission of Inquiry
- 2015-06-26
The South African Human Rights Commission welcomes the release of the Marikana Report by the President.... [Read More]

SAHRC launches report on challenges facing older persons
- 2015-06-04
The South African Human Rights Commission has completed its national investigation into the challenges relating to the treatment of older persons... [Read More]

SAHRC finds against Enviroserv (Pty) Ltd for violating the right to a clean environment
- 2015-06-04
The South African Human Rights Commission has found against Enviroserv for operating a regional medical waste... [Read More]

SAHRC in final stages of investigation into King’s alleged utterances
- 2015-05-19
The SAHRC is in the final stages of collating information in respect of the high number of complaints it has received relating to the recent violent attacks in the KZN province earlier this year. [Read More]

Court orders Free State pub owner to pay R80, 000 for using K-word
- 2015-05-19
The Commission welcomes the Bloemfontein Equality Court judgment wherein Mr Patrick Prior, a pub and grill owner was ordered to pay R80 000 ..... [Read More]

Forum of Institutions Supporting Democracy in South Africa Unequivocally Condemns Attacks on Foreign Nationals
- 2015-04-21
We, the Chairpersons of the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE), South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC)... [Read More]

SAHRC condemns xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals
- 2015-04-17
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Equality Courts orders Sunette Bridges to ensure she does not promote hate speech, harassment and violence on her Facebook page
- 2015-04-01
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and Afrikaans singer Sunette Bridges have reached ... [Read More]

SAHRC holds a hearing into Emergency Medical Services challenges in the Eastern Cape
- 2015-03-25
The South African Human Rights Commission has today started with a two-day Provincial Hearing in to the ... [Read More]

SAHRC hosts a two day national hearing on access to emergency medical services in the Eastern Cape
- 2015-03-24
The South African Human Rights Commission will be hosting a two day provincial hearing... [Read More]

SAHRC launches Human Rights and Business Country Guide to sensitise business to key human rights shortcomings in SA
- 2015-03-22
The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission), together with ... [Read More]

SAHRC hosts business and human rights roundtable discussion focusing on ensuring an inclusive work environment for Persons with disabilities
- 2015-03-13
The South African Human Rights Commission will be hosting a business ..... [Read More]

SAHRC media statement on the allegations of green cards for workers in Worcester, Western Cape
- 2015-03-11
The SAHRC notes with concern the allegations arising in the media regarding the adoption of a “green card” system ... [Read More]

Meeting between the South African Human Rights Commission and the Deputy Chair of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
- 2015-03-03
On 26 February 2015, the Deputy Chair of the African Union’s ... [Read More]

SAHRC welcomes amendment to gym's rules to specifically prohibit racism
- 2015-02-18
The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) welcomes an amendment to the rules of the Bedfordview Planet Fitness gym.... [Read More]

SAHRC challenges the powers and human rights violations in micro-lending
- 2015-02-16
The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) is extremely concerned about the constitutionality and impact of the provisions of the Emolument Attachment .... [Read More]

SAHRC concerned about chaos during SONA, calls on investigation into jamming of internet
- 2015-02-14
The South African Human Rights Commission witnessed and observed with great astonishment and disappointment the chaotic events that occurred during the SONA on.... [Read More]

SAHRC calls on Government to act quick on xenophobic tensions
- 2015-02-02
The Commission continues to monitor the sporadic attacks on migrants and the looting of their businesses across the country... [Read More]

MALAMULELE: Protesters should respect rights of others including children to school
- 2015-01-20
The South African Human Rights Commission would like to express its concern over the situation in Malamulele, Limpopo..... [Read More]

SAHRC welcomes Government's decision to ratify the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
- 2015-01-18
The South African Human Rights Commission welcomes the decision by the South African government to ratify... [Read More]

University of Pretoria and students reach a settlement
- 2014-12-12
In December 2014, the South African Human Rights Commission successfully mediated a dispute between the University of.... [Read More]

The Lotzes express gratitude for the work done by the Commission over their matter with M-Net
- 2014-12-12
“The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) received a complaint from Professor Lotz relating to a 2008 Carte Blanche... [Read More]

SAHRC launches report on challenges affecting land restitution
- 2014-11-13
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) invites members of the media to a press conference that will be launching a report about the systemic challenges... [Read More]

SAHRC strongly disassociates itself from false information following mediation with Mongezi Mahlangu and James French
- 2014-10-22
The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) received ........... [Read More]

SAHRC, Pastor Bougardt reach agreement in Equality court case
- 2014-10-22
SAHRC, Pastor Bougardt reach agreement in Equality court case...... [Read More]

Craigpark residents Association and Alsilinx NPC resolve dispute over Scouthall at ERF 24, Craighall Park
- 2014-10-13
In August 2014, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) received a complaint... [Read More]

Failure by Social Development Dept. to adequately fund the Johannesburg Association for the Blind contribute to human rights violations at the school, SAHRC finds
- 2014-10-07
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SAHRC welcomes SAJBD’s acceptance of apology following anti-semetic comments
- 2014-10-06
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has found against Mr Ziyaad Kayat following his anti-semetic comments in the social media... [Read More]

SAHRC convene national hearing relating to safety and security challenges facing farming communities
- 2014-10-06
The SAHRC will host a second phase of its national hearing relating to safety and security challenges facing farming communities ... [Read More]

SAHRC finds against the municipality in QwaQwa evictions
- 2014-09-23
The South African Human Rights Commission has found that the rights of Qwaqwa residents in the Free State province were violated during the process to evict of hundreds of residents who occupied a farm in the Bokamoso area... [Read More]

SAHRC facilitates the signing of an agreement between Mr Mahlangu and Mr French following complaints on the right to dignity and equality
- 2014-09-19
The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) received complaints about violations to the rights to dignity ... [Read More]

Rights to health of Lindela detainees violated - SAHRC
- 2014-09-18
The South African Human Rights Commission has released its findings of an investigation into violations of access to health for detainees at the Lindela Repatriation Centre... [Read More]

SAHRC probes challenges facing farming communities
- 2014-09-15
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has today kick-started a two day National Hearing relating to safety and security challenges facing farming communities.... [Read More]

Failure to provide scholar transport violates right to education, SAHRC
- 2014-09-03
The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) has completed an investigation into the problems with the scholar transport in the Eastern Cape and found that the Eastern Cape Education and Transport Departments... [Read More]

High Court Judgment a victory for migrants in South Africa
- 2014-08-28
The South African Human Rights Commission welcomes the judgment handed over by the South Gauteng High Court in a matter relating to the illegal detention of immigrants against the Department of Home Affairs... [Read More]

SAHRC calls on Government to address systemic Land Claims challenges in order to fast-track restitution of land rights
- 2014-08-18
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has completed its report on the issues... [Read More]

SAHRC finds against Free State Municipality over water provision
- 2014-08-11
SAHRC found that the Kopanong Local Municipality, in the Free State violated the resident’s right to human dignity by its failure to provide safe and sustainable water supply fundamental for a healthy, productive and dignified life. [Read More]

MEDIA INVITE: SAHRC to investigate living conditions of widows in Marikana
- 2014-08-11
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) invites members of the media to an Inspection that will be conducted together with the Sikhala Sonke “Women of Marikana” at Wonderkop Stadium, Marikana tomorrow... [Read More]

Media Briefing Invite: SAHRC to host National Hearing on Transformation at Universities in South Africa
- 2014-07-30
The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) is concerned about lack of transformation at Universities.... [Read More]

SAHRC finds no fault in "women murder" complaint
- 2014-07-28
The South African Human Rights Commission has found no violations in the complaint by musician Steve Hofmeyr, the.... [Read More]

SAHRC finds against staff at Free State School over racism claims
- 2014-07-23
The South African Human Rights Commission is calling on the Free State Education Department to develop procedures for monitoring and reporting on initiatives to counter racism in public schools in the province..... [Read More]

SAHRC hosts a three day human rights awareness and legal clinic
- 2014-07-14
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will be hosting a three day human rights awareness and legal consultation clinic in Gauteng Province. [Read More]

SAHRC is concerned about the arrest of peaceful healthcare protestors
- 2014-07-11
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) wishes to express its concern at the arrest of peaceful protestors staging a sit-in at the Free State Health Department’s Head Office... [Read More]

SAHRC calls on Government to act on initiates' death
- 2014-07-02
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) would like to express its deepest concern at the continued deaths of the initiates at the circumcision schools across the country... [Read More]

Media invite to the release of a report on the effect of poverty in children
- 2014-06-20
The South African Human Rights Commission invites members of the media to the release of a report on the effect of poverty in children... [Read More]

SAHRC investigates Lwandle evictions
- 2014-06-09
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has been monitoring the evictions of approximately 200 families that took place in Lwandle, in the Western Cape... [Read More]

SAHRC investigates Bloemhof water crisis and death
- 2014-06-06
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is deeply concerned about the water contamination crisis and its resultant deaths in the Bloemhof region located in the North West Province. [Read More]

SAHRC launched textbooks delivery report, and addressed the scourge of corporal punishment
- 2014-05-20
Education is an important tool for the development of an individual, society and the nation as a whole. [Read More]

SAHRC objects the Farlam Commission rush to complete evidence
- 2014-05-14
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is deeply concerned at the sudden rush to complete oral evidence in the Farlam Commission... [Read More]

SAHRC rejects complaint against Prosecutor Adv. Gerrie Nel
- 2014-04-15
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has rejected the complaint filed against the State Prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius trial currently underway in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.. [Read More]

SAHRC hosts a roundtable discussion on Equality, Racism
- 2014-03-25
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) invites members of the media to a roundtable dialogue focusing on Equality to be held in Kliptown, Soweto... [Read More]

SAHRC concerned about alleged torture at St Albans Correctional Centre
- 2014-03-24
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) notes with concern the incident that occurred at St Albans correctional center in Port Elizabeth ...... [Read More]

SAHRC's response to Department of Water Affairs regarding report on Water and Sanitation
- 2014-03-24
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) would like to respond to the Department of Water Affairs (DWA) following the release of its report on the right.... [Read More]

SAHRC to launch Right To Food Campaign
- 2014-03-14
THE RIGHT TO FOOD is a human right recognised under national and international law, which protects the right of people to access food and feed themselves, either by producing their food or by purchasing it... [Read More]

SAHRC launches the library section for people with disabilities
- 2014-03-13
The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) invites members of the media to the launch of the library Disability Unit... [Read More]

SAHRC CALLS FOR ACTION AGAINST POLICE OFFICERS IN RECENT BRUTALITY VIDEO.
- 2014-03-07
The South African Human Rights Commission would like to express its shock at the new video of police brutality in Cape Town. [Read More]

South African Human Rights Commission: Art Exhibition on Human Rights
- 2014-03-04
The South African Human Rights Commission is hosting Philippe Bousquet, an artist who will exhibit his work on human rights.... [Read More]

SAHRC to launch Water and Sanitation Report
- 2014-03-04
The South African Human Rights Commission will be launching the Water and Sanitation report on 11th March in Cape Town.... [Read More]

SA must condemn Uganda's Anti-Gay Law
- 2014-02-27
The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) welcomes the announcement by the South African government that it will seek... [Read More]

SAHRC, SAPS pledge to work together in matters of policing and human rights
- 2014-02-23
The South African Human Rights Commission held a meeting on Friday with the National Police Commissioner of the South African Police Services, .... [Read More]

SAHRC concerned about racism at UFS, calls for the university to act proactively to deal with this issue
- 2014-02-22
The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) is gravely concerned about the reported incidents of racism... [Read More]

SA should break silence on homophobic laws in Africa
- 2014-02-05
The South African Human Rights Commission is concerned at the alarming growth of state-sanctioned homophobia taking place across the globe and particularly on the African continent.. [Read More]

SAHRC calls for the eradication of pit toilets in schools following the death of a 6-year old Limpopo pupil
- 2014-01-22
The South African Human Rights Commission has learnt with great shock and disappointment of the death of a six-year-old boy who fell into a pit toilet at Mahlodumela Primary School... [Read More]

SAHRC to investigate the situation in Mothutlung, Brits.
- 2014-01-16
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) would like to expresses its concern at the continued use of force by the police following the killing of at least three people allegedly by the police... [Read More]

SAHRC finds against several Government entities for violating public’s right to water and sanitation
- 2013-12-20
The SAHRC has found against various local municipalities and a provincial department of education for not providing access to the constitutional rights to water and sanitation. [Read More]

SAHRC expresses grave concern at the state of public health facilities in Mpumalanga
- 2013-12-20
The South African Human Rights Commission has completed its investigation into the state of hospitals in the Mpumalanga Province... [Read More]

SAHRC commemorates International Human Rights Day
- 2013-12-10
SAHRC commemorates International Human Rights Day [Read More]

SAHRC mourns Mandela
- 2013-12-06
The South African Human Rights Commission joins the rest of the world in expressing its immense sadness and sorrow, and pays tribute to the passing on of former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who was South Africa’s first democratically elected president. [Read More]

SAHRC welcomes the Promulgation of Protection of Personal Info. Act
- 2013-12-03
The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) welcomes the signing into law of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (the Act) by the President. [Read More]

SAHRC welcomes the appointment of South Africa to UNHRC
- 2013-11-13
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) welcomes the appointment of South Africa to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Council. [Read More]

SAHRC makes finding in the National Child Protection Register complaint
- 2013-10-16
The South African Human Rights Commission has found that the Department of Social Development (DSD) has not fulfilled its obligation... [Read More]

SAHRC provides human rights recommendations on DNA Bill to Parliament's Committee on Security and Constitutional Development
- 2013-10-10
The South African Human Rights Commission presented a submission to Parliament’s... [Read More]

SAHRC finds against Wilgehof Primary teacher for crude racist remarks, orders probe into racism in the Free State public schools
- 2013-10-07
The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) has found that the conduct of Wilgehof Primary School teacher… [Read More]

SAHRC finds against the Correctional Services Department in a probe following riots at Free State Groenpunt Prison ... Read more >>
- 2013-09-05
The SAHRC has completed its investigation into allegations made by the inmates incarcerated at Groenpunt Correctional Centre. [Read More]

Commissioner Mokate Appointed to Maldives Commonwealth Observer Mission ... Read more >>
- 2013-08-27
Commissioner Lindiwe Mokate from the South African Human Rights Commission has been nominated to form part of the Commonwealth Observer Mission. [Read More]

Marikana funding statement from SAHRC ... Read more >>
- 2013-08-19
The SAHRC and the CALS is heartened by the clear message sent by the Constitutional Court. [Read More]

MARIKANA: SAHRC hopes funding solution is found before the resumption of the Commission on Thursday
- 2013-07-23
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SAHRC Chairperson Adv. Mushwana visits the Northern Cape, holds a Roundtable on Xenophobia.
- 2013-07-22
South African Human Rights Commission invites members of the Media to a Roundtable Discussion on Xenophobia. Chairperson Adv. Lawrence Mushwana is in the Northern Cape this week from Monday until Friday where he will, among others, hold a meeting with the Premier and other stakeholders including the Community in the Northern Cape. [Read More]

MEDIA STATEMENT: SAHRC concerned at the withdrawal of other parties at Marikana Inquiry, calls for Government to make funds available.
- 2013-07-19
The South African Human Rights Commission and its legal representatives at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, Centre for Applied Legal Studies are deeply concerned at the withdrawal of five parties to the Marikana Commission of Inquiry. [Read More]

SAHRC pays tribute to former President Nelson Mandela
- 2013-07-17
The South African Human Rights Commission joins the rest of the world in paying tribute to former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically elected president, as he celebrates his 95th birthday on the 18th of July 2013. [Read More]

SAHRC concerned about corporal punishment in schools
- 2013-07-08
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Release of findings following SAHRCs Water and Sanitation Investigation in five Free State Municipalities
- 2013-07-08
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SAHRC Commissioner Malatji will visit North West, Rustenburg to assess status of people with disabilities
- 2013-07-08
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Media Statement: SAHRC to release report into water and sanitation investigation in the Free State Province
- 2013-07-03
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Media statement: SAHRC to continue with Fransman/SAJBD investigation denies a snub
- 2013-06-13
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Government Departments agrees with substantive findings and recommendations of the SAHRCs Water and Sanitation Report
- 2013-06-13
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Reminder: SAHRC to host National Hearing on issues and challenges relating to the treatment of older persons in Institutionalized care centres
- 2013-06-10
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SAHRC will meet Mayor de Lille over sanitation crisis in Cape Town
- 2013-06-07
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Media Advisory: SAHRC to host Business Transparency Conference
- 2013-06-06
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Media Invite: SAHRC is hosting the Business Transparency conference
- 2013-06-04
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Media invite: SAHRC to host National Hearing on issues and challenges relating to the treatment of older persons in Institutionalized care centres
- 2013-06-03
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Media Statement: Briefing on Initiation Practices
- 2013-05-28
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SAHRC message of condolence on the passing on of SABC veteran Presenter and Journalist Vuyo Mbuli
- 2013-05-22
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Media Statement: SAHRC denies it made any findings showing the Western Cape has achieved 100% text book delivery
- 2013-05-14
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Media Statement: SAHRC successfully mediates in a social network racism dispute
- 2013-05-13
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Its Official: SAHRC Chairperson Adv. Mushwana inaugurated as head of international human rights body
- 2013-05-07
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Media Invite: Regional Training Workshop on Prevention of Torture: Enhancing the Role of SADC National Human Rights Institutions in Combating Torture (24 %u2013 26 April 2013)
- 2013-04-23
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SAHRC concludes proceedings into non-delivery of learning material to schools, awaits further submissions
- 2013-04-22
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Media Statement: SAHRC reconvenes hearing into non-delivery of primary learning material
- 2013-04-18
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Media Statement: SAHRC welcomes apology by Eastern Cape MEC of Education
- 2013-04-11
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Media Statement: SAHRC condemns older persons abuse in South Africa
- 2013-04-10
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SAHRC satisfied with progress made in enclosing toilets in Rammulotsi
- 2013-04-10
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Media Statement: SAHRC finds against the Free State Creare Training Centre for the violation of Gays and Lesbians rights
- 2013-04-08
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Media Invite: SAHRC conducts inspection to assess progress in projects to build enclosures around toilets in Rammolutsi, Moqhaka Municipality.
- 2013-04-04
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Nominations for SAHRC Commissioners
- 2013-04-02
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SAHRC invites the attendance of the Department of Basic Education and All Education MECs to a hearing over non delivery of learning material
- 2013-04-01
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SAHRC commemorates Human Rights Day, 21 March 2013
- 2013-03-21
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SAHRC notes and commends the Western Cape High Court judgment declaring closure of Cape Town Refugee Reception Office unlawful.
- 2013-03-19
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SAHRC concerned at Moqhaka Municipalitys failure to appear before the Commission over undisclosed toilets
- 2013-03-14
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Media Statement: SAHRC Subpoena Moqaka local municipality over the failure to honour recommendations to rebuild enclosed toilets in Rammolutsi
- 2013-03-13
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Media Invite: SAHRC commemorates Human Rights months by hosting a national water and sanitation hearing
- 2013-03-12
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SAHRC concerned about alleged police brutality resulting in the death of a taxi driver
- 2013-02-28
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SAHRC finds a church publication offensive and amounting to hate speech
- 2013-02-28
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Media Statement on Minister Xingwanes calvinist comments
- 2013-02-27
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Zama Khumalo Issues a Public Apology for Facebook Comments
- 2013-02-14
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Media Invite: Roundtable Discussion on Illegal Mining in Gauteng Province
- 2013-02-14
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SAHRC Charter on Basic Education to provide an assessment of the realisation of this right
- 2013-01-28
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Press Statement: FARLAM requests SAHRC to send report advising on handling violent protests to the police
- 2013-01-24
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SAHRC investigates failure to implement the Child Protection Register
- 2013-01-21
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SAHRC receives complaint into alleged Golf Course racism
- 2013-01-17
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SAHRC investigates alleged torture and death of a woman at an initiation school in Nothern Cape
- 2013-01-16
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Media Advisory: SAHRC to launch Basic Education Charter
- 2013-01-16
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SAHRC worried about the reports of excessive force used by police during farm strikes in the Western Cape,launches an investigation
- 2013-01-16
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SAHRC has launched an investigation following riots by inmates at Groenpunt Prison
- 2013-01-14
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SAHRC condemns brutal attacks of older persons in South Africa
- 2013-01-08
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SAHRC deeply concerned about babies deaths at Limpopo hospital, launches an own initiative investigation
- 2013-01-08
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SAHRC commemorates International Human Rights Day at the last Provincial Water and Sanitation Hearing in Gauteng
- 2012-12-10
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SAHRC concerned about Minister Sexwale statements and plan on Lenasia.
- 2012-12-06
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Media invite: Gauteng Water and Sanitation Hearing
- 2012-12-05
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A - STATUS BESTOWED TO THE SAHRC BY THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS BODY
- 2012-12-05
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Lenasia: SAHRC welcomes and supports the intervention team announced by the Human Settlement Minister
- 2012-11-28
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Anger at Zille disrupts SAHRC Water and Sanitation hearings in Western Cape
- 2012-11-27
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SAHRC registers court victory over demolitions
- 2012-11-23
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Statement by the South African Human Rights Commission to launch the Equality Report
- 2012-11-21
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Lenasia: SAHRC dissapointed by the Department of Housing, calls for demolitions to stop pending court process
- 2012-11-20
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LENASIA: SAHRC engages with stakeholders supporting its court application
- 2012-11-19
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MEDIA INVITE - Launch of Equality Report
- 2012-11-19
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SAHRC halts the demolition of houses in Lenasia
- 2012-11-12
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SAHRC to become chair of international human rights body
- 2012-11-09
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SAHRC launches urgent court application against the Department of Home Affairs
- 2012-11-05
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Police Portfolio Committee Welcomes SAHRC Report
- 2012-11-04
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Report on the findings of the investigation into the killing of Free State activist, Andries Tatane.
SAHRC - 2012-10-31
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SAHRC shocked by police brutality in Northern Cape, demands perpetrators be brought to book.
- 2012-10-23
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Statement by the Chairperson, Adv. Lawrence Mushwana on Marikana Investigation in relation to the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.
- 2012-10-22
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SAHRC to attend Farlam Inquiry
- 2012-10-21
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SAHRC welcomes decision by cabinet to allow for the ratification of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
- 2012-10-15
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Free State Water and Sanitation Hearing
- 2012-10-15
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SAHRC makes history at the UN Human rights Council
- 2012-10-11
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SAHRC receives African Commission Award for its commitment to the realisation of human rights
- 2012-10-10
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SAHRC withdraws the assistance of Legal Resource Centre in Marikana
- 2012-10-09
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Northern Cape Water and Sanitation Hearing
- 2012-10-04
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SAHRC Deputy Chairperson delivers a public lecture on Democracy and Hum an Rights at Wits University
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SAHRC disappointed with governments rejection of International advice on Traditional Courts Bill
- 2012-09-26
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SAHRC investigates the treatment of asylum seekers in Cape Town by the Department of Home Affairs
- 2012-09-26
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SAHRC International Right to know Day Event to interrogate Access to Information
- 2012-09-25
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Media Invite: North West Water and Sanitation Hearing
- 2012-09-25
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Statement by the SAHRC at the plenary sessions adoption of South Africas outcome of the review
- 2012-09-24
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SAHRC urges Human Rights Council to hold business to account for human rights violations.
- 2012-09-21
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South African Human Rights Commission stament on the Protection of State Information Bill
SAHRC - 2012-08-28
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Urgent Media Invite: Briefing on water and sanitation Hearings
SAHRC - 2012-08-27
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Media briefing on torture and Marikana
- 2012-08-22
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SAHRC calls for law enforcers to treat Marikana massacre scene as a crime scene until investigations are completed.
- 2012-08-22
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10th Anniversary of the Robben Island Guidelines:
- 2012-08-20
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SAHRC condemns the violence in Marikana, calls for an investigation.
- 2012-08-17
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Commissioner Sandi Baai Memorial Service
- 2012-08-17
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SAHRC mourns the passing away of one of its Commissioners
- 2012-08-15
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SAHRC is concerned about the killing of Muhammad Kazi and the alleged religious intolerance and racial hatred as a reason for killing
SAHRC - 2012-08-13
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SAHRC extends Basic Education Charter submission deadline
- 2012-08-07
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SAHRC media statement regarding the successful outcome of its meeting with former CPUT students who were involved in posting racist comments on Facebook
- 2012-07-30
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SAHRC statement regarding its Consultative Workshop on the Charter on Basic Education Rights
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Media Advisory issued by the SA Human Rights Commission to invite members of the media to its Consultative Workshop on the Charter on Basic Education Rights
SAHRC - 2012-07-18
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SAHRC commemorates International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
SAHRC - 2012-06-25
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SAHRC expresses concern about the ill treatment of refugees and asylum seekers
SAHRC - 2012-06-07
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SAHRC statement regarding South Africas appearance before the UN Human Rights Council
SAHRC - 2012-05-31
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SAHRC Statement on latest developments regarding the Protection of State Information Bill
SAHRC - 2012-05-11
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Racist and discriminatory speech on social media has the potential to undermine social relations
SAHRC - 2012-05-07
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Media statement regarding the usage of blue lights by the SAPS VIP Protection Unit
SAHRC - 2012-04-18
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SAHRC launches National Hearing on Water and Sanitation
- 2012-03-13
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2012 Human Rights Month Activities
SAHRC - 2012-03-13
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Is the 2012-13 National Budget geared towards addressing inequity and poverty?
SAHRC - 2012-02-20
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SAHRC condemns the reported use of brutal force by police to disperse protesters in Rondebosch
SAHRC - 2012-02-01
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SAHRC is still continuing with its investigation of a complaint relating to poor water quality and service delivery in the eMalahleni Municipal area in Mpumalanga.
- 2012-01-27
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SAHRC concerned about the homophobic utterances allegedly made by King Goodwill Zwelithini
SAHRC - 2012-01-23
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Certain private bodies get exempted from submitting PAIA manuals until 2015
- 2012-01-11
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SAHRC condemns reported attacks on two girls at Noord taxi rank
- 2012-01-06
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SAHRC condemns the execution of Ms Janice Linden by the Chinese authorities
- 2011-12-12
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Statement regarding the Protection of State Information Bill
- 2011-11-22
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Issues relating to Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech come under the spotlight
SAHRC - 2011-11-08
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African NHRIs Conference looks into the rights of the most vulnerable
SAHRC - 2011-10-17
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SAHRC statement to observe World Mental Health Day
SAHRC - 2011-10-09
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SAHRC statement regarding the delays in the processing of the Dalai Lama visa application by Government
SAHRC - 2011-10-06
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SAHRC statement regarding the Johannesburg Equality Court Judgment against the ANC Youth League President Mr Julius Malema
SAHRC - 2011-09-15
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SAHRC repositions itself to be more responsive
SAHRC - 2011-09-02
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North Gauteng High Court finds in favour of the SAHRC
SAHRC - 2011-08-05
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SAHRC to appeal judgment of the Lydenburg Equality Magistrate Court
SAHRC - 2011-08-04
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SAHRC on the circumstances surrounding the reported investigations into Advs Madonsela and Hofmeyer
SAHRC - 2011-07-28
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SAHRC Condemns the alleged torture of an awaiting trial prisoner at the Pretoria Central Prison
SAHRC - 2011-07-20
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SAHRC lodges opposing papers against Mr Qwelane
- 2011-07-14
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SAHRC welcomes the response by the Minister of Human Settlement to allegations of improper conduct levelled against the Maluti-a-Phofung Municipality
- 2011-07-14
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SAHRC hosts workshop on Law Enforcement and Police Brutality
- 2011-07-08
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Commission finds against the Minister of Police and the Presidential Special Protection Unit
- 2011-07-07
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SAHRC mourns the passing away of Professor Kader Asmal
SAHRC - 2011-06-23
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SAHRC welcomes the proactive involvement of the SA government in the decision of the UNHRC to pass a resolution to protect LGTBI people
SAHRC - 2011-06-22
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World Refugee Day
SAHRC - 2011-06-20
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CEO receives Top 200 Young SA Award
- 2011-06-16
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SAHRC observes World Elderly Abuse Awareness Day
- 2011-06-15
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World Environment Day 2011
- 2011-06-03
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SAHRC conveys condolences at the passing of Ms Albertina Sisulu
- 2011-06-03
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SAHRC Condemns the killing of Police Officers
- 2011-05-24
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SAHRC on claims that it is sacrificing Human Rights for Political Bigwigs
- 2011-05-24
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Issues around the release of Moqhaka Municipality toilet finding_Free State
- 2011-05-10
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Hate Crimes and Equality Court John Qwelane matter
SAHRC - 2011-05-05
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Freedom Day Statement
SAHRC - 2011-04-27
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Election statement
- 2011-04-15
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Free State Service Delivery Killing
- 2011-04-14
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Statement on letter sent to the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation
- 2011-03-22
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Booing of Patricia De Lille
- 2011-03-21
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Raid on OPP
SAHRC - 2011-03-08
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Media Alert_Budget Speech
SAHRC - 2011-02-23
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Statement on suspension of transport and nutritional programmes
SAHRC - 2011-01-21
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Equality matter Mpumalanga
- 2011-01-14
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Disability Day
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Pregnant learner reinstated after intevention by SAHRC
SAHRC - 2010-11-11
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SAHRC urges government to ratify OPCAT
SAHRC - 2010-11-11
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SAHRC presents to Parliament on African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance
SAHRC - 2010-11-11
Media Statement [Read More]

7th Economic and Social Rights Report
SAHRC - 2010-09-21
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The National Information Officers Forum
- 2010-09-08
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SAHRC Programmes

Since its establishment, the SAHRC has dedicated itself to:
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Calendar

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21 March - Human Rights Day
27 April – Freedom day
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