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31 March 2021

Cape Town - The Public Service Commission (PSC) has joined the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in investigating the issue of unplaced learners in the province, saying it directly affects the constitutional right of learners to education.
20 Apr 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) received complaints from residents of Kimberley in the Northern Cape regarding alleged water shortages.
17 April 2021

The horrific incident of bullying at a Limpopo school earlier this week, has spurred the Non-profit organisation, 1000 Women Trust, into embarking on a campaign to provide teachers and parents with the skills to address bullying in South African schools.
16 April 2021

The commission visited the Mbilwi Secondary School on Wednesday after a video of Lufuno Mavhunga being attacked by a fellow pupil went viral. The 15-year-old teenager allegedly committed suicide following the assault. Her alleged attacker was arrested on Wednesday.
Apr 15, 2021

The principal of Mbilwa Secondary School in Limpopo, where Lufuno Mavhunga, 15, was bullied which led to her committing suicide, had let the grade 10 learner down, a South African Human Rights Commission prelimary report says.
5 April 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission has initiated an investigation into allegations that students were prohibited from speaking Afrikaans during welcoming programmes and in informal settings. (Photo: Gallo Images / Ashley Vlotman) Less
Since March, Stellenbosch University’s language policy has been under the media’s gaze after misuse and deviation from it have been brought to the fore. At the centre of the debate are two conflicting constitutional rights, and the need for transformation.

Mar 30, 2021

PRETORIA – In a joint statement, the SAHRC and Redefine Properties said the company had committed to conducting cultural and human rights training sessions with all its front-facing staff and management under the guidance of the rights commission within the next three months.
Mar 30, 2021

Johannesburg - A delegation from Redefine Properties, led by chief operations officer Leon Kok, met with Ndebele activist Thando Mahlangu at the Boulders Shopping Centre on Tuesday after a viral video incident at the mall.

30 March 2021

Durban - ACTIVIST, whistleblower and friend of the late former ANC Youth League secretary Sindiso Magaqa says state institutions tasked with bringing to book those responsible for his friend’s murder have failed to do so.
30 March 2021

The SA Human Rights Commission says it is deeply saddened by the death of Prof Christof Heyns.

“Prof Heyns made an immense contribution in the advancement of human rights,” said the commission.
By Mark Heywood•

29 March 2021

The sudden death of Professor Christof Heyns on Sunday, 28 March, is a terrible loss to his family, academia, the global human rights movement and South Africa. Although Heyns’ name may be unfamiliar to people outside of the human rights movement, his contribution to South Africa, Africa and the world has been enormous.
March 29, 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is hoping for reconciliation between suspended Boulders Mall manager Jose Maponyane and Ndebele activist Thando Mahlangu.
Mar 28, 2021

The City's Anti-Land Invasion Unit (ALIU) came under scrutiny at the Western Cape High Court when the ongoing counter-spoliation case resumed.

27 March 2021

Allegations of racial discrimination by the management of Ons Tuiste old-age home in Louis Trichardt have surfaced and are being investigated by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
Mar 26, 2021

Cape Town - The rights of evicted people and legitimate means to repel land invasions dominated the recommencing of an application by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the EFF against the City in the Western Cape High Court.
26 March 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is investigating allegations that Afrikaans has been “banned” in parts of Stellenbosch University.

25 March 2021

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) says water pollution and the state of infrastructure in Emfuleni municipality and the Vaal River are getting worse.
24 March 2021

The government has relied on coercion in its response to the Covid-19 pandemic instead of community engagement, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

23 March 2021

According to the commission, complaints of human rights violations have seen an uptick of 13% over the past year.
23 March 2021

The State of Human Rights Report launched by the Gauteng office of the South African Human Rights Commission shows poor implementation plans for informal settlement projects in the Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg and Tshwane metros.
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