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29 June 2018

Velaphi Khumalo‚ an employee of the Gauteng Department of Sports‚ Recreation‚ Arts and Culture‚ will return to court on Monday to answer to a case of hate speech.
02 July 2018

Velaphi Khumalo called for whites to be treated as Hitler did the Jews, leading to 19 complaints with the SA Human Rights Commission.
The case of a man who took to Facebook to call for the “cleansing” of white people from South Africa is now in the Equality Court.
It was reported in 2016 that the man was reinstated in his provincial government job after being suspended on full pay, which further incensed those he had offended.
02 July 2018

Velaphi Khumalo‚ the man who called for black South Africans to do to white people what "Hitler did to the Jews" says he has accepted that the statements he made were "grossly inappropriate".
The South African Human Rights Commission’s lawyer says Khumalo’s position of power is an aggravating factor in what amounts to an incitement to genocide

02 July 2018

Statements made by Velaphi Khumalo‚ the man who called on black South Africans to do to white people what "Hitler did to the Jews"‚ incited genocide on the grounds of race.
01 July 2018


The two Houses of Parliament, the National Assembly (NA) and the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), will both be on constituency period starting this week. The NA's constituency programme started on 18 June and will conclude on 13 August while that of the NCOP kicks off tomorrow until 30 July. Constituency work is an important part of the programme of Parliament. It affords Members of Parliament an opportunity to interact with their constituents, report to them on the business of Parliament, as well as intervene and facilitate resolutions to challenges facing communities.
28 June 2018

It's understood Stephanie Odendaal made offensive comments on Facebook late last year about Pamela MacDougall's choice to marry a man of a different race.
28 June 2018

The latest employment equity report shows a resounding lack of employment equity compliance, with the majority of offenders being companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Other major issues are whites still dominating top positions, Africans (blacks) not being promoted to higher positions while constantly being provided training, and an increasing employment of foreigners.
Oliphant told reporters on Thursday that she was disappointed that there were still non-complying employers.
“It is still clear that some employers don’t respect the Constitution of the country,” she said.
26 June 2018

There are more refugees in the world than there are people in South Africa. In 2017 UNHCR released statistics that showed that by the end of that year more than 68 million people (11.9 million more than the population of South Africa) would be “forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, or generalised violence”. And South Africa stands accused of amending legislation that amounts to the securitisation of migrants, turning migration into a national security threat.
23 May 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says the controversial son of former President Jacob Zuma, Edward’s R60 000 hate speech fine will be paid to two deserving schools.
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will be holding an inquiry on Thursday into the recent disruptive protest at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital. Last month, hundreds of workers shut down the hospital over unpaid bonuses. The commission has expressed concern over the negative impact the protest had on patients who were either forced out of the building or denied entry. Gauteng provincial manager Buang Jones elaborates further.

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20 June 2018

Durban - Nkululeko Mkhize, 18, who has the same name as another Facebook account holder who posted racist comments about Indians, but a different spelling of it, has had to deal with a flood of hate messages.
19 June 2018

In May, hundreds of workers shut down the hospital over unpaid bonuses.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says as part of its inquiry into operations at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital it’s investigating whether the recent protest could have been prevented.
19 June 2018

SuperSport have announced the findings of the investigation of the incident that took place in their studio in May when Ashwin Willemse walked off during a live broadcast.
19 June 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) confirmed receipt of a complaint from the DA about remarks EFF leader Julius Malema made at Youth Day rally‚ which the party said were racist.
18 June 2018

When judge Siraj Desai ruled that some garnishee orders were unconstitutional, unlawful, invalid and of no force or effect in 2015 we all hoped that this could bring relief to consumers who suffer from the abuse and exploitation of emolument attachment orders.
Though employers are now empowered to scrutinise these orders and challenge them where necessary, but the practice persists.
17 June 2018

Durban - The man who referred to Indians as “f****** charous” and “low class rubbish with no morals” is sorry, promising to not engage in any similar conduct in the future.
“I tender this humble apology in good faith and can ensure that I am taking this opportunity to enlighten myself and to become more aware of those around me and learn about my neighbours and other’s cultures.”
15 June 2018


Protesters even went into sterile operating theatre, forcing staff and their patients to lock themselves in toilets for their own safety

The protest by health workers over unpaid performance bonuses at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in May was unexpected. This was according to its CEO, Dr Gladys Bogoshi and head of the Gauteng health department Dr Mkhululi Lukhele.
This was heard at a South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) inquiry into the causes of the protest and ways to prevent it from happening again. The one-day inquiry took place in Braamfontein on Thursday.
14 June 2018

Four schools have been set alight this week.

JOHANNESBURG – The Mpumalanga Education Department is pleading with community members to come forward with any information regarding the torching of schools in the province.
14 June 2018

THE South African Human Rights Commission’s inquiry into the Charlotte Maxeke protests is currently underway.
SAHRC’s provincial manager, Buang Jones, last week announced the commission.
This follows the protest at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Joburg on 31 May.
14 June 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) heard on Thursday that damage of more than R2 million was caused during protest action at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg.
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