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29 August 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has taken steps to help residents of Lavender Hill and the surrounding areas with the ongoing gang violence.
22 August 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has released its investigative hearing report on the underlying socio-economic challenges of mining-affected communities in the country.
13 August 2018

Parliament now appears to starting on a process of dealing with a set of recommendations that will several of the Chapter Nine institutions like the Commission for Gender Equality and the Human Rights Commission being merged into one group – Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Lechesa Tsenoli joins Stephen Grootes in the line for more on this.

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31 August 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission says South Africans should remember that foreigners have rights too.
The statement comes after incidents of deadly looting of foreign-owned shops in some Gauteng townships this week.
At least three people were killed in the violence.
30 August 2018

A senior Limpopo policeman has been fired "with immediate effect" for allegedly calling a junior colleague by the k-word. Brigadier Eddie Enslin, who was the station commander at the Mankweng police station near Polokwane, was given the marching orders.
30 August 2018

While the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is concerned about claims of the sale of expired goods, it says there is no justification for people taking the law into their own hands.
29 August 2018

A senior Limpopo policeman has been fired "with immediate effect" for allegedly calling a junior colleague by the k-word.
According to Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, Brigadier Eddie Enslin, who was the station commander at the Mankweng police station near Polokwane, was given the marching orders on Monday.
28 August 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission says it has received more than 50 complaints of hate speech and racism against Adam Catzavelos' racist video.
28 august 2018

Cape Town - Racial slurs marred one of the three ANC Western Cape regional conferences at the weekend, but there is still no clear sign as to when the party will elect a permanent provincial leader.
28 August 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission has released a scathing report on the damage mining in the country is posing to human rights. The conclusion paints a dark picture: “[T]he mining sector is riddled with challenges related to land, housing, water, [and] the environment.”
What’s more, the commission found that the government is responsible for the harm done to mining-affected communities because of its “failure to monitor compliance, poor enforcement, and a severe lack of coordination.”
26 August 2018

“Racist” ANC member condemned
Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Board member and anti-apartheid struggle veteran, Prema Naidoo, yesterday condemned Suzanne Govender, a now former ANC Youth League eThekwini regional executive committee member.

25 August 2018

A public clinic in Port Elizabeth has been reopened after it was shut down by residents last week. This comes after authorities intervened.
Kwazakhele clinic, which serves about 500 patients a day and has 60 employees, was shut down over accusations that the health department was failing to honour its promise to upgrade its security system and aging infrastructure.
24 August 2018

A South African man has apologised for the “unspeakable pain” he has caused after making a racist slur in a video widely shared on social media.
Adam Catzavelos filmed himself on a beach, saying it was “heaven on earth” as there were no black people there.
24 August 2018

Adam Catzavelos has apologised for his comments which “caused unspeakable pain to every single person in South Africa”.
Catzavelos caused much controversy after a video, in which he uses racial slur, went viral.
In the video, he could be seen on a foreign beach, giving a weather report and mentioning that there was an “amazing sea and not one k*ff*r in sight”.
23 August 2018

Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke) and Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) welcome the public statement issued by the Deputy Minister of Police, Mr Bongani Mkongi on 21 August 2018. In what is unprecedented in South Africa, there is acknowledgement, and regret expressed by a political leader that acknowledges the unintended consequences of public statements on migrant safety. Sonke and LHR work in communities where xenophobic violence destroys the fabric of society, especially those communities that struggle to combat crime and where poverty is exacerbated by poor service delivery.
23 August 2018

The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) for the Revitalisation of Distressed Mining Towns and Labour Sending Areas, in a statement on Thursday, welcomed the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) Investigative Hearing Report on the underlying socioeconomic challenges of mining-affected communities in South Africa.
Decent living conditions for mineworkers and the development trajectory of mining towns and labour sending areas remains a core focus for the IMC.
23 August 2018

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has accused mines of failing to communicate adequately, leaving communities and local governments without a clear understanding of how land can be used once operations close.
22 August 2018

JOHANNESBURG, August (ANA) - The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation on Wednesday said that racist offenders should face jail sentences, following an video, in which a Johannesburg man, Adam Catzavelos, makes use of the k-word.
22 August 2018

The use of the insulting k-word slur by Johannesburg businessman Adam Catzavelos will be investigated by the South African Human Rights Commission‚ attorney Buang Jones said on Wednesday.
22 August 2018

The conduct of Adam Catzavelos‚ who used the k-word in a video that went viral on Tuesday‚ has attracted the ire of political parties.
The Economic Freedom Fighters in Gauteng said it will be opening a criminal case of racism at the Bramley police station on Wednesday afternoon against Adam Catzavelos‚ who recorded a mobile phone video in which he used the k-word. The video went viral on social media.
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