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05 October 2022

Cape Town - Controversial Black First Land First member Lindsay Maasdorp has finally issued an apology for comments he made following the death of white learners when a bridge collapsed at Driehoek Hoerskool in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng.

This came after labour union Solidarity lodged a complaint of hate speech at the Equality Court in Gauteng against the Black First Land First group, and specifically members Lindsay Maasdorp and Zwelakhe Dubasi, for comments they made following the death of four pupils when the school walkway bridge collapsed on February 1, 2019.
05 October 2022

Former Black First Land First (BLF) spokesperson Lindsay Maasdorp has apologised for utterances he made after the Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy which claimed the lives of four pupils in 2019.

His apology comes six months after the equality court ordered him and former BLF deputy secretary-general Zwelakhe Dubasi to apologise for comments they made on social media about white children who died when a bridge collapsed at the Vanderbijlpark school. Dubasi apologised earlier.

27 September 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission on Tuesday launched an initiative called the Social Harmony National Effort at the Freedom Park Heritage Museum in Tshwane.

Dignity, harmony, healing and social inclusion have become the pillars on which people globally are rallying to rebuild… We have seen how — despite poverty, inequality and violence — many communities have been able to live the philosophy of Ubuntu,” said SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) CEO, Chantal Kissoon, at the launch of the Social Harmony National Effort (SHiNE).
17 September 2022

Mine management knew about leakages in the Jagersfontein dam wall, but did nothing.

This is according to the parliamentary portfolio committee on mineral resources and energy, which began a three-day oversight visit to the Free State town on Friday.
17 September 2022

If you are a learner who wishes to pursue the law as a profession and maybe want to learn more about how courts and judges operate, just ask Mbilwi Secondary School’s team, who recently took part in the 2021-2022 South African National Schools Moot Court Competition. Andisa Mulovhedzi (16) and Busisiwe Booi (17) did Mbilwi proud when their team ended in second place.
8 October 2022

Johannesburg - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said it is concerned about the impact of mining on the environment and on communities as it reflected on the Jagersfontein disaster.

7 September 2022

The University of Johannesburg’s School of Communications says stricter regulations must be put in place in the advertising industry, to ensure that racial discrimination is avoided. The university has been making submissions at the South African Human Rights Commission’s inquiry into racial discrimination in the advertising industry. The Commission’s Gauteng provincial office is leading the inquiry which is aimed at addressing the publication of adverts that carry racial undertones in South Africa.
05 Sep 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission says it is extremely concerned about how the Ugu District Municipality and the utility Ugu Water are handling the ongoing water crisis on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.

Last month, the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) held public hearings in Umhlanga, Durban, into the water shortage crisis in various district municipalities across KwaZulu-Natal.

05 September 202

The inquiry into racism and discrimination in the advertising industry by the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) continues this week.
5 September 2022

Sonke Gender Justice says companies who create advertisements with racial undertones, must be held accountable for their actions. This was heard during the South African Human Rights Commission’s (SAHRC) inquiry into racial discrimination in the advertising industry.
02 September 2022

The president was addressing the South African Human Rights Commission's National Conference on local governance earlier on Thursday.

CAPE TOWN - President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged South Africans to refrain from being destructive during protests.
02 September 2022

The South African Council for Educators (SACE) is investigating allegations that a Grade 9 Soweto pupil took his own life after a student teacher mocked him.

News24 previously reported that 15-year-old PJ Simelane Secondary School pupil, Tiro Moalusi, was mocked because he was gay.
02 September 2022

They believe the provincial government is covering up the actual cause of death after the families of the victims said they were told suffocation was the cause of the teenagers’ deaths.

CAPE TOWN - Residents of Scenery Park in East London have lashed at the Eastern Cape government over the toxicology report into the death of 21 teenagers at Enyobeni Tavern.
02 September 2022

The South African Council for Educators is investigating the death of a Grade 9 pupil who was allegedly mocked by a teacher last month over his sexual orientation.

Tiro Moalusi (15), who attended PJ Simelane Secondary, committed suicide after allegedly being called "Sisi-Bhuti" (sister-brother) in the classroom by the teacher.
01 September 2022

President Cyril Ramaphosa is worried about the deepening crisis at most municipalities, which are failing to deliver essential services, such as fixing roads or providing water and clinic services.

The president was delivering the keynote address at a local governance conference hosted by the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in Johannesburg on Thursday.
01 September 2022

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the keynote address at a SA Human Right Commission conference on local government on Thursday.
01 September 2022

President Cyril Ramaphosa is worried about the deepening crisis at most municipalities, which are failing to deliver essential services, such as fixing roads or providing water and clinic services.

The president was delivering the keynote address at a local governance conference hosted by the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in Johannesburg on Thursday.
01 September 2022

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered keynote address at the South African Human Rights Council National (SAHRC) Conference.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says malfeasance in many municipalities in the country is a threat to the constitutional order.

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