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Attention: Editors and Reporters

16 July 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission Mpumalanga provincial office shall be hosting a media industry roundtable discussion under the theme: “Working Together to Empower the Public”.

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

 16 July 2018

 The South Africa Human Rights Commission Gauteng Provincial Office, will visit Hammanskraal tomorrow, this after residents complained that the water in the area could be contaminated with cholera and poor health care services at Jubilee District Hospital. The residents allege that the City of Tshwane and Jubilee Hospital have violated their right to human dignity, clean environment, access to water, health and access to information by its failure to provide them with clean water and to administer measures aimed at ensuring that their right to water and healthcare is realised.


Attention: Editors and Reporters

13 July 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in collaboration with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development will conduct a public outreach clinic, as part of its activities in commemoration of Nelson Mandela Day, from 16 – 20 July 2018.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

13 July 2018

On 17 – 19 July 2018, the South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) Mpumalanga Provincial Office will be hosting human rights awareness roadshows in three areas of the province, namely: Mayflower, Driekoppies and Dludluma Trusts. The roadshows are centred on the theme: “Strengthening Human Rights Awareness in Rural Areas”.
Wednesday, 11th July 2018

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission will be hosting a launch of its 2017/18 Equality Report on Achieving substantive economic equality through rights-based radical socio-economic transformation in South Africa. The Equality Report seeks to evaluate government’s progress in implementing its programme of radical socio-economic transformation, aimed at achieving substantive socio-economic equality, as contained in the Medium Term Strategic Framework.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

09 July 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (Limpopo Provincial Office) is completing the investigative interviews into the status of Public Health Care facilities in the Limpopo Province, which started on 03-09 July 2018.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

Friday, 6th July 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or Commission) on the 5th July 2018 in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation convened a national dialogue on the impact of protest action on the right to access to health care services in South Africa.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

Wednesday, 4th July 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or Commission) will be hosting a national dialogue on the impact of protest action on the right to access healthcare services in South Africa. The National Dialogue will take place on Thursday, 05 July 2018, at the Commission’s Head Office at 33 Hoofd Street, Braampark Forum III, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

02 July 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (Limpopo Provincial Office) will be conducting investigation into the status of Public Health Care facilities in the Limpopo Province. The process will commence on 03rd to 05th July 2018 at the SAHRC Office.
Attention: Editors and Reporters
29 June 2018

On 14 May 2018, the trial proceedings against Respondents who racially abused and allegedly forced a farm worker (assisted by the South African Human Rights Commission) commenced at the Springs Magistrates’’ Court sitting as an Equality Court. At the beginning of the trial, the public and the media were barred from covering the case. After cogent legal submissions by the Commission, the public and the media will now be allowed to cover the hearing from 2 to 5 July 2018.
Attention: Editors and Reporters
29 June 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (Gauteng Provincial Office) initiated proceedings against Velaphi Khumalo in the South Gauteng High Court, sitting as an Equality Court in November 2016, following a Facebook post by Khumalo that amounted to hate speech. The trial is set to continue on 02 & 03 July 2018.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (“the SAHRC”) instituted an application in the Equality Court held at the KwaDukuza Magistrates Court on behalf of Pamela MacDougall (“the Applicant”) against Stephanie Odendaal (“the Respondent”), following several offensive, hurtful and discriminatory comments that were made by the Respondent on the social network site, Facebook.  The Respondents comments were based on race and were directed at the Applicant and persons involved and/or engaging in mixed race relationships in general.
27 June 2018

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission’s Limpopo Provincial Office will commemorate Youth month with the Matlala Advice Office. The youth in the Matlala rural areas will be empowered on human rights and responsibilities. The engagement will further serve to strengthen relationships with Advice Offices and explore challenges faced in enjoying human rights.
25 June 2018

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) Gauteng Provincial Office will host a media networking session. The purpose of this session is to develop strategic partnerships with media outlets and explore challenges facing the media in human rights reporting and coverage and the media’s role during human rights violations.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

22 June 2018

The Mpumalanga Provincial Office (MPO) will be hosting a dialogue under the theme: “Youth and LGBTI Rights” to commemorate Youth Day.
The purpose of the dialogue is to promote a culture of tolerance for sexual and gender diversity in society as well as discuss possible tools towards ending violence and related human rights violations based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

                   
Attention: Editors and Reporters

22 June 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will facilitate a capacity building workshop at the KZN Blind and Deaf Society and will also conduct Information Session’s at various Children’s Homes in the Pietermaritzburg area.  
Attention: Editors and Reporters

Thursday, 20th June 2018

World Refugee Day is observed on the 20th June each year to honour the spirit and courage of millions of refugees worldwide who have had to flee their homes and countries due to violence, war, and other conflicts. In 2000 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to celebrate and commemorate World Refugee day to raise awareness about the plight of refugees throughout the world.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

19 June 2018

In commemoration of World Refugee Day, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will host the screening of a documentary entitled “Voetsek! Us/ Brothers.” The documentary is part of “The OTHER People’s Film Festival,” an initiative of the Refugee Social Services.
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Attention: Editors and Reporters

14 June 2018

The SAHRC, DOJ&CD, and ProBono.Org in partnership with stakeholders from government departments and civil society organisations will be hosting an outreach clinic in Pinetown. This initiative is designed to inform the community about their rights and responsibilities; to create a platform for the community to engage directly with stakeholders and to provide a free legal advisory desk.
15 JUNE 2018
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

On 4 December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly in Resolution 55/76 decided that, from 20 June 2001 would be celebrated as World Refugee Day.  Accordingly, the SAHRC WC Provincial Office in partnership with the UCT Refugee Rights Unit and the UNHCR will commemorate this significant day on the International calendar.
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