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21 June 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said on Tuesday that refugees and asylum seekers should not be denied healthcare.
In a statement marking the World Refugee Day, which falls on June 20, the SAHRC said refugees and asylum seekers face a peculiar disadvantage in accessing healthcare given their status as non-nationals.
19 June 2017

The Cancer Association of South Africa hopes that a report on cancer treatment in KwaZulu-Natal helps highlight the crisis within the province's public healthcare system.

The South African Human Rights Commission found that the Health MEC and his department violated the rights of cancer patients at Durban's Addington and Inkosi Albert Luthuli hospitals to have access to health care services.
19 June 2017

The South Africa Human Rights Commission has slammed the KwaZulu-Natal Department of health for what it calls poor handling of the oncology crisis in provincial hospitals.  This after equipment for screening and treating cancer patients was found to be broken or non-existent in two major Durban public hospitals.
19 June 2017

A damning report by the South African Human Rights Commission has found that the KwaZulu-Natal department of health has failed its cancer patients.

The 68-page SAHRC report found that "the delays in the provision of‚ and in some cases the denial of‚ oncology services to cancer patients‚ some of whom are destitute and in need of health care‚ affects them in a most fundamental way”.
19 June 2017

DURBAN – The KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo will have to explain the deaths of hundreds if not thousands of cancer patients who were left to die without having ever received any treatment at all.
14 June 2017

Marchelle Abrahams

Discrimination is rife in South African schools – and it’s becoming a problem that is getting hard to deal with, writes Marchelle Abrahams.

"I'm so offended right now. F***ing k*****s don’t know how to pronounce my name. Yoh they going to get it from me on Monday. You don’t dare put me on that (sic)”.
05 June 2017

Their website calls them a leader in education for young women. A stepping stone to success.

But on Monday‚ Pietermaritzburg Girls' High School's claims were seriously under threat after they were at the receiving end of outrage and disgust when a pupil's alleged racist rant went viral.
03 June 2017

South Africa ranks lowly 103rd in world on index which shows threats a child faces.

One quarter of the world’s children are being denied a proper childhood, with a staggering 700 million missing out on their formative years.

Child Protection Week comes to a close with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) asserting that the South Africa was failing to act in the best interests of its children.
02 June 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission says the lack of teacher-learners support material, corporal punishment, and gang violence in schools are some of the issues that children in the Free State Province are still faced with.

The Commission’s Acting Provincial Manager, Shirley Mlombo, says during this week’s visit to schools in Bloemfontein they have discovered that a number of children still have to travel long distances to schools. She says some of the children also allege that they are sometimes turned away when they arrive late at schools.
29 May 2017

Vicki Momberg should be ordered to pay R150,000 to a police officer she racially insulted‚ the Equality Court heard on Monday.

In a submission in their case against Momberg, the complainant, Clement Mkhondo, and the South African Human Rights Commission said courts had, in recent years, recognised the need to act firmly against racist conduct.
An urgent interdict to prohibit the move of the Angelo informal settlement to Germiston.

May 24, 2017

As building on the site where the Boksburg-based Angelo informal settlement residents will be moved to, just off Main Reef Road, in Germiston, continues, the fight by local residents has just begun.

At a follow-up public meeting, held last Saturday, at Hoërskool Goudrif, Primrose, Sector One chairperson Debbie Watkins told the community that it had been decided that an urgent interdict to prohibit the move will be applied for.

One Settler, One Bullet” – AfriForum Youth lays complaint 

23 May 2017

AfriForum Youth laid a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission on 23 May against students of the University of Pretoria (UP) who wore shirts on which the words “One Settler, One Bullet” were printed.

22 May 2017

Bloemfontein guest house owner has to pay R15 000 for using the K-word | News Article
The owner of a guest house in Bloemfontein was ordered by the Equality Court to pay R15 000 in damages to a fast food outlet manager in Bloemfontein after she called him the K-word.
21 May 2017

A former town secretary of Louis Trichardt and currently Commissioner in the SA Human Rights Commission, Mohamed Shafie Ameermia, was selected to receive the prestigious 2017 Robert G. Storey International Award for Leadership.
20 May 2017

Cape Town - An outcry over the short time given to the public to make written submissions on whether they would support a single human rights body has forced Parliament to extend the deadline.
19 May 2017

The university was reported to the SA Human Rights Commission by a student who accused UCT of discriminating against people with disabilities.

CAPE TOWN - University of Cape Town (UCT) management says it has set aside more than R11 million to ensure the institution is more accommodating to students with disabilities.
18 May 2017

Cape Town — Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says he will soon give Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, a progress report on the implementation of the Life Esidimeni Ombudsman's report.
18 May 2017

The DA will today write to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, to have the closing date for written submissions on the “Feasibility of the Establishment of a Single Human Rights Body” extended.
17 May 2017

The institution has been reported to the Human Rights Commission for allegedly violating the rights of students with disabilities.

CAPE TOWN – The University of Cape Town (UCT) has been reported to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) for allegedly violating the rights of students with disabilities.
IFNASA provides legal assistance for the incarcerated.

May 16, 2017

Indigenous First Nation Advocacy South Africa (IFNASA) is a lot more than just a pressure group that pertains to the issues involving the Boesman, KhoiKhoi and coloured enlightenment.
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