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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

13 November 2017

THE legacy of the icon of liberalism Helen Suzman will live for many years to come after the South African Post Office issued a stamp to commemorate her birthday.
13 November 2017

The civil lawsuit against the State over the death of a six year-old Limpopo boy who drowned in a pit latrine got underway at the High Court in Polokwane on Monday.
05 November 2017

Like the rest of the nation, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is shocked by recent reports of sexual violence directed against children in schools across South Africa.
02 November 2017

They work on matters including human rights violations, fighting for LGBT rights, sex worker employment conditions, land restitution, the drafting of wills, assisting with the application of domestic violence protection orders and helping refugees achieve refugee status.
Date: 01 Nov 2017

JOBURG mayor Herman Mashaba has maintained that migrants should remain under scrutiny despite the xenophobic allegations levelled against him.
October 31, 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in the province has praised judge Sekgopotje Mphahlele for showing respect to the country’s Constitution when passing judgment on farmers Theo Martins Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen last week.
31 October 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is on Tuesday expected to brief the media on the outcomes of the mediation session between the African Diaspora Forum and Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba over claims of xenophobia.
October 31, 2017

Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba has on Tuesday said that illegal migration has reached a crisis point in the city.
Mashaba was speaking during media brief by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on the outcome of the mediation session between the African Diaspora Forum and Mayor Mashaba.
31 October 2017

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba and the African Diaspora Forum (ADF) have reached a settlement after the lobby group laid a complaint of xenophobia at the South African Human Rights Commission earlier this year.
31 October 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) as call for arbitration process the Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Cllr Herman Mashaba following a complaint made by the African Diaspora Forum (ADF) in which they alleged that he had made comments that were xenophobic and had the tendency to fuel xenophobic attacks In February 2017.
31 October 2017

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba and the African Diaspora Forum (ADF) have reached a settlement‚ after the ADF laid a complaint at the South African Human Rights Commission earlier this year.

About 250 farmers drove in a convoy along the R74 and onto the N3 towards Johannesburg as part of the Black Monday protest

30 October 2017

 In KwaZulu-Natal, combine harvesters‚ tractors and bakkies caused a traffic snarl along the N3 near Bergville and Estcourt in the province’s midlands on Monday morning‚ as farmers drove home their protest against farm murders in the country.
28 October 2017

Bloemfontein - The South African Human Rights Commission in the Free State is to host a week-long roadshow in the Mangaung Metro Municipality, next week.
27 October 2017

Ten years ago, the late Professor Kader Asmal pointed out that all human rights are interdependent and indivisible and that one well-resourced body would better address the human rights needs of especially the most marginalised and vulnerable members of the community. He proposed one human rights body, an idea that is surfacing again in Parliament. It’s taken a while, but goes to show that a good idea does not die. By MOIRA LEVY.
27 October 2017

The horror case of a domestic worker, 41, from Bronkhorstspruit in Pretoria, who was allegedly raped by her employer’s son and forced to perform sexual acts on his dogs, attracted wide public attention when the 45-year-old suspect appeared in court yesterday.
The domestic worker said she was traumatised and confused about what had happened.
27 October 2017

#CoffinAssault pair have been sentenced to 11 and 14 years imprisonment. The SAHRC's Priscilla Jana discusses. Courtesy #DStv 403. To access the videos click here

Source: ENCA
26 October 2017

The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) has on Thursday urged South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to investigate the mysterious death of a 61-year-old patient who was found dead inside a Stellenbosch hospital ceiling.

SANCO National Spokesperson, Jabu Mahlangu called for security to be beefed up at all Public hospitals, to avoid such incidents in future.
“It is unacceptable for a patient admitted to a public hospital to simply disappear without anyone taking responsibility for his disappearance or being answerable to their next of kin,” Mahlangu said.
26 October 2017

A case against a man accused of kidnap, assault and  rape of a woman has been postponed to next week. The man is also accused of bestiality involving his dogs and the female victim in Bronkhorstspruit, east of Pretoria.
25 October 2017

Gauteng has the highest number of urban people living in makeshift homes that include shacks set up in sprawling informal settlements.
According to the Centre of Housing Rights and Eviction, most of the 7.5million people who lacked adequate housing live in Gauteng.
Stakeholders from a variety of sectors gathered at an indaba to discuss the existing issues pertaining to housing, such as provision of shelter for migrants in Gauteng cities.
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