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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

16 October 2017

AFTER Matthews Mabelane plunged to his death from the 10th floor of the then John Vorster Square 40 years ago, his family received a message with his clothes. On the inside of the white lining of his green, bloodied pants, it was written: "Brother Lasch, inform mom and other brothers that the police are going to push me from the 10th floor and I am bidding you goodbye forever." Four decades later , the family cannot accept that he jumped from the window of the 10th floor of the notorious police station.

16 October 2017

The judgment in the inquest of political activist Ahmed Timol has resuscitated hope for families of struggle heroes who died in police detention.
16 October 2017

The MEC for Social Development in the North West, Hofman Galeng, says all children in the impoverished Ratlou Municipality remain at risk from human traffickers.
13 October 2017

Please find attached English soundbite by the DA National Spokesperson, Phumzile Van Damme MP.
The conduct of Minister Fikile Mbalula and SAPS members involved in the arrest of the 10 men alleged to have been responsible for the Phillipi killings is a serious violation of these individual’s human and constitutional rights.
13 October 2017

Parents of learners at Klipspruit West Secondary School demanded to invigilate their children’s examinations and also “beat up black teachers” if their children failed‚ the South African Human Rights Commission heard on Friday.
12 October 2017

A top-level Committee meeting at Parliament on Tuesday heard that another shutdown could happen soon again in the volatile region of Vuwani, Limpopo.
Physical and racial abuse claims at school
Date: 12 Oct 2017

DISTURBING allegations of racial and physical abuse of Klipspruit-West Secondary School pupils by teachers emerged yesterday during the second day of the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) hearing into alleged racism at the troubled school.

12 October 2017

Gauteng Department of Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has slammed claims that he has labelled the community of Klipspruit west as racist.
12 October 2017

Bringing in security personnel to protect learners who alleged they had been racially insulted by a handful of teachers at the Klipspruit West High School was not ideal but it was productive‚ said Gauteng MEC Panyaza Lesufi.
12 October 2017

Bringing in security personnel to protect learners who alleged they had been racially insulted by a handful of teachers at the Klipspruit West High School was not ideal but it was productive‚ said Gauteng MEC Panyaza Lesufi.
12 October 2017

 In 1972, Timol’s death was ruled a suicide by magistrate JL de Villiers.

Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol did not commit suicide, but was tortured and murdered by members of the security police who either pushed him out of a 10th floor window or from the roof of John Vorster Square, the High Court in Pretoria has found.
11 October 2017

The Gauteng Department of Education has been accused of racialising the ongoing protests that have plagued Klipspruit West Secondary School in recent months.
11 October 2017

Classes have been disrupted at Tholimfundo Primary School in Protea Glen‚ Soweto‚ this morning as pupils embarked on a protest over a lack of toilets.
11 October 2017

The two-day conference focused on access to education, as the commission concludes that this basic right has been denied to those children.
11 October 2017

Emanating from the report is that the R24/N12 culvert system is inadequate to handle the recommended design of a one-in-80-year flood.
11 October 2017

A high school educator told the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) not to allow Eldorado Park to turn into a mini Orania.
10 October 2017

Chairperson: Ms N Mokoto (ANC) (Acting)

Meeting Summary: Annual Reports 2016/17

The Committee met to receive an update from the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) on the developments since the President visited Vuwani on 7 May 2017, and to consider the annual performance report of the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi) on its 2016/17 Annual Report.
10 October 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will from Tuesday be holding hearings to investigate the unrest in Eldorado Park and the disruptions at Klipspruit West High School.
10 October 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will to day begin with a four day investigative hearing from 10 to 13 October 2017, in response to complaints it has received regarding distraction of schooling in Eldorado Park and the surrounding area.
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