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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

18 August 2017

Johannesburg - Former ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane was found guilty of hate speech, in the South Gauteng High Court on Friday.
13 August 2017

Cape Town - The DA on Sunday said it would report Higher Education deputy minister Mduduzi Manana to the Commission for Gender Equality following allegations of mistreatment by female staff members in his department.
13 August 2017

The education system has faced many obstacles over the past few years.

From challenges regarding language as a medium of instruction and admission procedures that perpetuate discrimination and inequality, to codes of conduct that violate the fundamental principles of our Constitution.
11 August 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) urges all South African to end a “conspiracy of silence” around the abuse of women.

11 August 2017

Nthabiseng Mgiqwa’s shack is right opposite an old gold mine shaft‚ which is filled with plastics‚ used nappies‚ rotting vegetables and dirty water.
08 August 2017

Johannesburg - The case against former estate agent and alleged racist Vicki Momberg was postponed in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.
07 August 2017

 The complaint follows Beloftebos’s refusal, based on a ‘policy’, to allow a same-sex couple, to get married at the establishment.
6 August 2017

All those apartheid security branch policemen who are guilty of torturing detainees to death and thought they could fade into the woodwork and never admit their crimes better think again.
04 August 2017

Pietermaritzburg - The Democratic Alliance staged a picket outside the KwaZulu-Natal legislature on Friday, ahead of a special health portfolio committee meeting about the province's oncology crisis.
Thursday 3 August 2017


JOHANNESBURG - The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal received a letter of apology from President Jacob Zuma's son Edward following his "unpleasing remarks" about former ministers Derek Hanekom and Pravin Gordhan.
02 Aug 2017

The departure of a St John’s College teacher found guilty of racist behaviour is the latest in a string of such incidents affecting both private and government schools in South Africa. Twenty-three years after the advent of democracy, it appears that racial tensions continue to roil many educational institutions. Rows over pupils’ hairstyles may seem relatively trivial, but reflect a persistent unease with the multicultural realities of schooling in 2017. Is government doing enough to address the problem? By REBECCA DAVIS.
2 August 2017

The party has defended Julius Malema’s comments, saying racism against African people by Indians must come to an end.
01 August 2017

The communities of Klipspruit West in Eldorado Park‚ Johannesburg‚ demand that there be a full investigation on racial discrimination as they feel marginalised and systematically disenfranchised.
31 July 2017

The president's son says he will not say sorry, and says the Human Rights Commission is a "vile dog". President Jacob Zuma's son Edward has been ordered to apologise for a rant, in which he called Pravin Gordhan and Derek Hanekom sellouts who were protecting white monopoly capital, Business Day reported on Monday.
31 July 2017

The ANC says if he does not retract the letter he will face a disciplinary hearing.

In the letter, Edward Zuma attacked former tourism minister Derek Hanekom and former finance minister Pravin Gordhan, accusing them of protecting white monopoly capital and being sell-outs.
31 July 2017

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is under pressure to take action against President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward to show it is unbiased after he wrote what many consider a racist open letter.
31 July 2017

‘One of the patients had a fit a week ago and should have had a CT scan done on the same day. A BROKEN CT scanner at Ngwelezana Hospital is endangering the lives of critically ill patients.
30 July 2017

The Minority Front says it will approach the SA Human Rights Commission as well as the High Commission of India in South Africa - over comments made by EFF leader - Julius Malema at the weekend.
30 July 2017

African National Congress (ANC) spokesperson Zizi Kodwa has described President Jacob Zuma's son Edward as extremely ill-disciplined for making negative remarks on former ministers Derek Hanekom and Pravin Gordhan in a letter.
30 July 2017

Friday was the deadline for the Department of Health to hand over an action plan to resolve the province’s oncology crisis, but any intervention will come too late for a nine-year-old boy who died while waiting for radiotherapy treatment.

Qalokusha Msweli died at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital from a cancerous tumour in his brainstem on Thursday morning. His mother, Thandi Khoza, said he was wheezing and coughing on Wednesday night. She was by his side as he let out a final cough, then took his last breath.
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