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Attention: Editors and Reporters

Thursday, 15th April 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or the Commission) notes with great concern recent, disparaging utterances made in regard the judiciary and judicial processes.
14 April 2021
Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) received complaints alleging that residents of Kimberley has been experiencing water shortages for the past three (3) days. The Commission is concerned about the impact the water shortages have on the residents and more specifically on older persons, persons with disabilities, health facilities and women and children.
14 April 2021
Attention: Editors and Reporters

The SAHRC Limpopo Provincial Office will conduct a fact finding visit as part of its monitoring mandate at Mbilwi Secondary School in the Vhembe District Municipality, after it was reported that a learner from said school has met her untimely death post the bullying acts by a fellow learner. The visit will take place today, the 14th of April 2021.
31 MARCH 2021

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (“the SAHRC”) has received hundreds of complaints of human rights violations against various municipalities in the North West Province. A majority of the complaints relate particularly to lack of access to sufficient water, poor water quality, electricity outages, poor sewerage system, lack of access to basic sanitation and poor domestic waste removal.
30 March 2021
Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and Redefine Properties Limited (Redefine Properties) met this afternoon and concluded a round of fruitful talks over the Boulders Shopping Centre incident. Last week, Thando Mahlangu, Ndebele author and activist was asked to leave the premises on account of being dressed in traditional Ndebele regalia.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

Monday, 29 March 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or the Commission) is deeply saddened by the passing of Professor Christof Heyns.
29 March 2021

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

In 2021, South Africa commemorates Human Rights Month under the theme: “The year of Charlotte Maxeke: promoting human rights in the Age of COVID-19”.
29th March 2021

Attention:  Editors and Reporters
The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission or the SAHRC) in collaboration with the Office of the Public Protector, is hosting a Corruption and Human Rights Conference from the 29th March 2021 to the 31st March 2021.
Attention: Editors and Reporters
28 March 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) Eastern Cape provincial office will hold a world water day, calendar day dialogue, on 29 March 2021. The Commission will engage on challenges in the O R Tambo district, relating to access to water, poor quality of water, drought and maintenance/monitoring of water infrastructures.
26 March 2021

Attention: Editors and Reporters

Today Friday, 26 March 2021, the South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) will visit the Sokhulumi Traditional Authority in Sokhulumi to meet with iKosi Mkhambi Mahlangu of AmaNdebele Ndzudza and the Ndebele activist, Thando Mahlangu, who was ordered to leave Boulders Mall due to his traditional attire.

 

Details of the visit are as follows:

Date: 26 March 2021

Time: 11h30

Place: eSigodlweni, Sokhulumi, City of Tshwane

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For further information contact the Gauteng Provincial Office of the South African Human Rights Commission: Buang Jones, Provincial Manager, T: 011 877 3752 / C: 078 617 0476; E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Commissioner Jonas Sibanyoni, T: 011 877 3600 / C: 083 286 3017

 

 

Thursday, 25 March 2021
Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission” or “SAHRC”) has received a number of complaints alleging that students at the University of Stellenbosch (“SU”) are being prevented from communicating in selected languages. The complaints received relate specifically to the use of Afrikaans. The Commission however seeks to understand the extent of this alleged prohibition.
Attention: Editors and Reporters
24 March 2021

Before COVID 19 pandemic struck the world, HIV/AIDS was the leading cause of most deaths, furthermore, people living with HIV/Aids are now experiencing a double blow. The South African Human Rights Commission, Mpumalanga office shall in collaboration with the Mbombela Aids Council commemorate the World Aids Day (WAD) under the theme: “Zero Discrimination against People Living with HIV/AIDS.”
Attention: Editors and Reporters
24 March 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), Mpumalanga Provincial office, will be commemorating Human Rights Day under the Theme: “Recover Better: Stand Up for Human Rights”. The day is commemorated annually on 21 March to remind all South Africans about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of democracy in the country.
24 March 2021
Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) will tomorrow receive a briefing from various stakeholders on their interventions concerning the upgrade of sanitation infrastructure in the Emfuleni Local Municipality and the rehabilitation of the Vaal River Integrated System.

Attention: Editors and Reporters
22 March 2021

Today, 22 March 2021, marks World Water Day (WWD), globally. The United Nations General Assembly through the adoption of resolution A/RES/47/193 on 22 December 1992 declared 22 March annual WWD. The aim of WWD is to raise awareness about the importance of water, which is the lifeblood of human existence. The theme for 2021 is “Valuing water”, which is apposite for South Africa given that it is a water scarce country and amongst the driest countries in the world.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

21 MARCH 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission’s (the Commission) Western Cape Provincial Office (WC Office) recognises the significance of Human Rights Day in South Africa and the importance of this day with regards to the promotion of human rights of everyone in South Africa.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

Friday, 19th March 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission or the SAHRC), on Thursday the 18th March 2020 welcomed the decision of the Western Cape High Court in the matter with the City of Cape Town on Strandfontein.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

19 March 2021

On Tuesday, 23 March 2021, the Gauteng Provincial Office of the South African Human Rights Commission will host a virtual launch of its 2020-2021 State of Human Rights Report – “Towards Ensuring the Right to Adequate Housing through the Upgrading of Informal Settlements.”
Attention: Editors and Reporters

Friday, 19 March 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) initiated an own accord investigation following a series of protest action by residents of Tugela Ferry in the uMsinga Local Municipality within the uMzinyathi District Municipality (“the Municipality”) over water shortages.  The Commission subsequently thereafter received complaints from both the United Democratic Movement (UDM) and the National Freedom Party (NFP) on behalf of residents in the Municipality relating to the lack of access to water in the Municipality.  The Commission wrote to the Municipality in October 2019 as part of its investigation into the said allegations however, a response from the Municipality was not forthcoming despite various attempts by the Commission to elicit same.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

Thursday, 18th March 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or the Commission) welcomes the judgement handed down by Judge Siraj Desai, in the Western Cape High Court, on Wednesday, the 17th March 2021.
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