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08 Dec 2023

The municipality knows they do not have enough water Zita Goldswain The supply and demand for water in eMalahleni do not balance. This is no news for consumers as they have felt the effects of this deficit for the past few years. When one of the additional water plants is getting maintenance done, you can be assured that the municipality will send out a notification that the reservoirs are empty. Residents must brace themselves, because Thungela indicated that they will be doing maintenance on their plant this coming week from December 5 to December 8. Thungela adds 15M1 of water per day.
08 Dec 2023

Knysna residents could soon have water in their taps again The embattled Knysna Municipality believes water will be flowing from its taps this weekend as its major reservoirs will return to operation. Published 1h ago | Published 1h ago Share The embattled Knysna Municipality believes water will be flowing from its taps this weekend as its major reservoirs will return to operation. The municipality has been battling with water service delivery and sewage issues due to an alleged lack of management expertise, lack of maintenance and financial woes.
08 Dec 2023

Deteriorating water quality, wastewater management a crisis, says Human Rights Commission As a magazine-and-online subscriber to Creamer Media's Engineering News & Mining Weekly, you are entitled to one free research report of your choice. You would have received a promotional code at the time of your subscription. Have this code ready and click here. At the time of check-out, please enter your promotional code to download your free report. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have forgotten your promotional code.
08 Dec 2023

The SA Human Rights Commission has taken Magor to the Equality Court. December 8, 2023 Tayla Smit 2 minutes read Facebook X LinkedIn Tumblr Pinterest WhatsApp Telegram Share via Email Print FILE PHOTO The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) confirmed that the case against the woman behind the voice note calling for black men to be banned instead of pit bulls, Belinda Magor, has been struck off the roll. Facing a charge of crimen injuria, Magor made an appearance at the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court on November 21. NPA spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane explained that during the court proceedings, the State prosecutor requested the matter to be postponed to January 18, noting police investigations are incomplete.
08 Dec 2023

THE highlyawaited Jazz on the Lawn JOL 2023 is set to make a comeback at the Bevcan Sports Field in Epping on December 16 from noon. This event is a testament to the love for jazz in Cape Town, and you can find it everywhere from street corners to local bars and live concerts. The festive season is an ideal time to soak in the jazzy vibes of the city, with Jazz on The Lawn a highlight on the Cape Town festival calendar. The lineup for this year, handpicked by acclaimed musician Uncle Cal, is a mix of oldschool legends and new faces, from the Cape Flats and beyond. From the experienced pros to the rising stars, this diverse group is set to showcase the best of live Cape jazz music. The lineup will include: CW Music Foundation: Led by musician Cameron Ward, the initiative mentors Cape Flats youngsters.

06 Dec 2023

Thousands of EC children dewormed, immunised The department of health in the Eastern Cape has targeted children and dewormed 5,184 children while 4,384 children were immunised. "We are concerned with the rate of malnutrition in the province as recently highlighted by the SA Human Rights Commission report "During our buildup campaign to the World Aids Day December 1 , we identified 27 children with moderate acute malnutrition and 12 with severe acute malnutrition.
05 Dec 2023

 Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu will release the report on the quality of our drinking water. The Blue, Green and No Drop Certification programme is a regulatory mechanism for the department to improve municipal drinking water quality, wastewater management as well as water conservation and demand management.

04 Dec 2023

The South African Human Rights Commission in the North West is conducting monitoring activities across the province to assess the state of observance of human rights in the province. Municipalities to be visited include Rustenburg Local Municipality; Kgetlengrivier Local Municipality; Kagisano-Molopo Local Municipality; Lekwa-Teemane Local Municipality; Mamusa Local Municipality; Ditsobotla Local Municipality and Ratlou Local Municipality.
02 Dec 2023

THE festive season has officially opened and if you're in Cape Town, you're in luck. The Mother City is buzzing with fresh and vibrant entertainment spaces and what's even better, it's free. With the recent free street jol at the Festive Lights SwitchOn event getting Cape Town into the festive spirit, gear up for yet another highenergy celebration as the Cape Town Arts Festival hits the streets on December 9 and 10 at the Castle of Good Hope. Join local performances by YoungstaCPT, DJ Ready D, Dee Koala, Kristi Louw and a host of other creative artists for a free weekend of fun, artistic expression, inspiration and escapism that celebrates Cape Town's bountiful talent. Everyone is invited. The list of fun things to do includes: The Art of Wellness each day begins with a free wellness session featuring tai chi, Zumba and yoga.
01 Dec 2023

KIMBERLEY – In the wake of the Sol Plaatje municipality’s announcement that water supply would be restored to affected areas from 09:00 following repairs, many residents continue to endure water scarcity. The official update stated that repair work had been completed on a major rupture in one of the valves, with taps expected to flow by 09:00.
29 Nov 2023

The head of the Human Rights Commission of South Africa in Mpumalanga, Selby Monyama, Zenzele Nkosi and the Nkomazi delegation attend the dialogue. Photo: Suppliedaenzele Nkosi Children's rights in the spotlight MBOMBELA The Human Rights Commission of South Africa SAHRC in Mpumalanga hosted a Child Rights Dialogue on Saturday, which saw children between the ages of 12 and 16 from across the province gathering at The Capital Hotel.
24 Nov 2023

The SA Human Rights Commission SAHRC has launched an investigation into alleged abuse and neglect of patients at dozens of state hospitals, described in harrowing detail in a report released by the Freedom Front Plus FF+ on Wednesday. The FF+ submitted the report to the commission's Gauteng office in October. "It details various allegations, some within the ambit of the SAHRC and others within the ambit of other entities. We are assessing the issues that fall within the ambit of the SAHRC and looking at the relief sought.
20 Nov 2023

The shacks that the City of Joburg has built for the Marshalltown fire victims are accommodating families whose homes were destroyed during the Booysens informal settlement inferno over two years ago. The shacks in Denver were erected recently to accommodate about 30 people from the Marshalltown fire who were previously placed at Hofland Park Recreation Centre in Bez Valley. They were relocated on Tuesday. When Sowetan visited the new settlement on Thursday, more shacks were being erected while others were empty. However, by Friday the city had moved new residents who were victims of the Booysens fire in January 2021. Officials from the SA Human Rights Commission visited the site, which the city terms a temporary relocation area, on Friday.
17 Nov 2023

Fire victims relocated to 'unsafe' industrial area Shacks made of zinc sheets and doors do not lock By Koena Mashale The City of Johannesburg has defended its decision to relocate victims of the Marshalltown fire to a tin shack settlement that has no electricity and where residents are forced to share a single communal tap and toilets. The small shiny shacks are on an open ground meant to keep impounded cars. The families were relocated by city officials, including the police, from the Hofland Park Recreation Centre in Bez Valley on Tuesday and were trucked to an industrial area in Denver, where they were put in shacks recently built to accommodate them. About 50 shacks were lined up in rows close to one another and more were being erected.
12 Nov 2023

he SA Human Rights Commission SAHRC has found that many children in the country are suffering from malnutrition and wants National Treasury to increase child support grants. On Thursday, SAHRC commissioner Advocate Jonas Sibanyoni tabled a report on the prevalence of severe acute malnutrition SAM in children in the Eastern Cape. The report followed an inquiry from 8 to 12 August last year, in response to grievances received by the commission, coupled with media coverage of children succumbing to SAM.
04 Nov 2023

THE leader of the African Transformation Movement ATM , Vuyo Zungula, has slammed the SA Human Rights Commission SAHRC for its "tone deaf" response to his recent letter to the commission. Last month, Zungula wrote a letter to the commission in which he seeks its intervention in the crisis surrounding fake and expired foods found in the country's spaza shops following the deaths of children. In October, at least 10 children were reported to have died, allegedly after eating poisonous foods allegedly bough from spaza shops in such areas as Tshwane, the Free State, Soweto and on the West Rand.
03 Nov 2023

The SA Human Rights Commission SAHRC wants the white woman who in a racist rant said black women must have their uteruses cut to pay R150,000 to an organisation advancing reconciliation and diversity. The demand for R150k is one of several prayers the commission has put before the Equality Court in Johannesburg. These include Belinda Magor issuing an unconditional and written apology to black South Africans for her hate speech and not repeat the racist utterance on social media and public platforms. In court papers, the commission described Magor as a defender of racial discrimination.
The households in the Worcester informal settlement must be relocated, says the South African Human Rights Commission

31 October 2023

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is investigating conditions at Spoekiesdorp informal settlement in Worcester, after receiving a complaint in November 2022 that residents have been without access to basic services for years.
27 Oct 2023

Ten Limpopo municipalities have three months to show detailed plans of how they’re going to provide residents with water, or face court action. The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says failure by municipalities to provide basic services can no longer go unchecked. In a report published this month, the council says the issue of poor and/or insufficient access to water remains a significant challenge for many communities in Limpopo Province. The four district municipalities and six local municipalities are not in compliance with the Water Services Act and do not meet compulsory standards of a ‘minimum quantity of potable water of 25 litres per person per day and where no consumer is without a supply of water for more than 7 days in any year.’
27 Oct 2023

HRC to calm UP race row Reitumetse Mahope The SA Human Rights Commission SAHRC has received a string of racerelated complaints about the University of Pretoria. Spokesperson Wisani Baloyi said these complaints would be addressed with the university to quell the tensions. He said the commission has written to the university to raise concerns over its recent challenges and offered help in finding a solution. "The complaints are being handled by the Gauteng office, in line with the commission's complaints handling procedure," Baloyi said.
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