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18 May 2022

University’s Juridical Society flags second case of racism, this time at law dance

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has confirmed it will investigate Theuns du Toit for violating a fellow student’s rights when he urinated on his belongings, as more than 85,000 people have called for his expulsion from Stellenbosch University.
17 May 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has weighed in on the alleged Stellenbosch University racist incident and confirmed it was probing the matter.
16 May 2022

The city of Tshwane is investigating water quality concerns in Bronkhorstspruit, east of Pretoria following complaints.

The city says it has immediately sent our water and sanitation teams to check the system and conduct tests on the quality of water.
16 May 2022

‘It needs to be understood that the SAHRC is not a punisher of human rights violations, it is an educator, transformer and empowerer,’ says Judge.

A court has declined to grant a “blanket order” that all directives issued by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) are automatically binding.
14 May 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it has moral and constitutional obligations to ensure that whistleblowers are protected because of the important role they play in fighting corruption.
12 May 2022

DURBAN - THE SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is looking at a provincial investigation into areas affected by last month’s disaster as communities continue to struggle without water and electricity almost a month after flooding left more than 400 dead and thousands without homes in KwaZulu-Natal.
12 May 2022

The Mpumalanga office of Disabled People South Africa (DPSA) has approached the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to investigate the circumstances surrounding the delay in building a high school for pupils with disabilities.
12 May 2022

The Supreme Court of Appeal has on Wednesday been hearing a bid from AfriForum to overturn an Equality Court ruling declaring displays of the flag to be hate speech.
12 May 2022

AfriForum faced off against the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the South African Human Rights Commission in the court in Bloemfontein today, to try and overturn the 2019 ruling.

JOHANNESBURG - The fate of the Equality Court ruling declaring gratuitous displays of the old South African flag to be hate speech is now in the hands of the Supreme Court of Appeal.
Commission to monitor Mogalakwena municipality

12 May 2022

    For months residents of Mogalakwena in Limpopo have had to put up with a broken sewage system.
    After failing to get the municipality to fix the problem, they asked the Human Rights Commission to step in.
    The municipality has submitted a plan to the Commission which will be monitored.

Residents of Mogalakwena in Limpopo have asked the Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) for help getting the municipality to fix a broken sewage system which has left sewage running in the streets.
10 May 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission says it's received numerous complaints about the lack of running water in parts of eThekwini.

In most instances, supply was cut when water infrastructure was damaged during last month's floods.
09 May 2022

THE South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is squaring off with three major banks for their tendency to apply for default judgments in the high court against debtors who owe amounts as small as R7 000 on their home loans.
07 June 2022

It is no secret that South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world. From class to gender to race to sexuality, it seems that anything we could be unequal about, we excel in.

According to the outgoing South African Human Rights Commission CEO Tseliso Thipanyane, poor governance has plagued the country and become one of its biggest human rights atrocities but the question, here, is if that is our only problem. Is poor governance the only one to blame, or are we, as people in the country, just as to blame.
27 April 2022

The narrative which emerged is deep human suffering in a context of physical devastation. Homes and belongings are no longer available to many.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has been actively monitoring areas most impacted by the floods, which ravaged KwaZulu-Natal recently.
25 April 2022

Pretoria - The practice of requesting a fee from protesters in the City of Johannesburg will be challenged in the Johannesburg High Court tomorrow.

The applicants, represented by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (Cals), will argue that charging a fee to exercise the rights guaranteed in the Constitution is unlawful and unconstitutional.
25 April 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in the Free State has announced plans to conduct an investigation into the province’s service delivery system. This comes in response to reports from various communities across the province of poor delivery of basic services.

The SAHRC’s Provincial Manager, Thabo Kheswa says the hearings are scheduled for June or July.
21 April 2022

Sahrc CEO said the commission was already hard at work and monitoring developments.

The South African Human Rights Commission (Sahrc) says it will monitor closely how funds and resources meant to assist flood victims in KwaZulu Natal (KZN) are used to ensure that they are not diverted and looted due to corruption.
21 April 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said it has been actively monitoring areas most impacted by the floods, which ravaged KwaZulu-Natal last week.

Commissioners visited families and shelters housing hundreds of displaced children.
16 April 2022

Human rights activist Rhoda Kadalie, 68, has died after a battle with lung cancer.

Her daughter, Julia Pollak, confirmed the death to News24.
15 April 2022

SAHRC also called for more attention to be given to the impact of climate change

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said the State must ensure that humanitarian aid actually reaches those that need it after the floods in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and is not lost to corruption or maladministration.

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