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Investigative Reports


Final Investigative Report - Enyobeni: A Sobering Account

Final Hearing Report on Stormvlei Farm Investigation

SAHRC & Others v Madibeng Municipality


Final Investigative Report - Sheila Tseila Tselapedi and Tebogo Chaane, 04 October 2023

Final Investigative Report - Kebaneile Tumelo Phinda v Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality - Final - 20 April 2023

SAHRC Final Report Stellenbosch University Language Investigation - 14 March 2023

Stellenbosch University's Response to the South African Human Rights Commission's Final Report of 14 March 2023

Final Investigative Report into the matter of SAHRC vs Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke, January 2023


Final Investigative Report - Johannes Senna vs Ngaka Modiri Molema - 9 November 2022

Reverend Brian Stephen vs Church of the Province of Southern Africa: Docie of Saldanha Bay & Bishop Raphael Hess, June 2022

Investigation into alleged racism against the Brackenfell High School in respect of a matric ball held in 2020, March 2022


Investigative Report: Access to Water in Thembisile Hani Local Municipality, November 2021

Final Report of the Gauteng Provincial Inquiry Into Alexandra Total Shutdown, July 2021

Final Investigative Report - Sithole vs Msukaligwa Local Municipality, May 2021


Investigative Report, Water Shortages Emalahlene, August 2020

Letter of apology by Mcebo Dlamini to the Jewish community, December 2020

Final Report - Investigative Hearing on Charlotte Maxeke Hospital Protests, October 2020


Sewer Spillage Investigative Report, December 2019

William Trinity Mosotho and Others farming eviction, September 2019

Findings regarding certain statements made by Mr Julius Malema and another member of the Economic Freedom fighters, March 2019

Report into Inequality in Eldorado Park and surrounding areas and disruptions at Klipspruit West Secondary School and surrounding schools, January 2019


Fana Malope vs the Department of Home Affairs (Identity Document), December 2018

Judgment SAHRC vs Velaphi Khumalo, hate speech, October 2018

South African Human Rights Commission Settlement Agreement with Author, Gretha Wiid, July 2018

Investigative Report - North West School For The Deaf, January 2018






Water and Sanitation reports

Free State Water and Sanitation Reports



Free State Open Toilet Finding May 2011

Johannesburg Equality Court Judgement: SAHRC vs J. Qwelane May 2011

Affirmative Action Finding: J. Kemp vs the University of Cape Town May 2011

Free State High Court Judgement: Pregnant Learner May 2011


Jo Anne Du Plooy vs Alex Blaikie Montessori Centre: Children's Rights

Makhaza Open Toilet Finding 2010

Mpumalanga Equality Court Judgement: Disability Rights Dec 2010


Pieter Hall vs Superspar Belhar: Right to Equality


Lorraine van Der Steen vs Blombosch Homeowners Association: Right to Equality

Annual Reports

Annual Reports

General Reports

General Reports

Submission on Legislation

Submission on Legislation

Section 184(3) Reports

Section 184(3) Reports

Trends Analysis

Trends Analysis

PAIA Reports

PAIA Reports

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning





Hearing Reports

Hearing Reports

Equality Reports

Equality Reports

Pfanelo Newsletter Editions

Pfanelo Newsletter Editions

About us

Understanding PAIA

The Human Rights Commission is the national institution established to support constitutional democracy. It is committed to promote respect for, observance of and protection of human rights for everyone without fear or favour.

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