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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

14 May 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all South Africans to use today, Thursday 10 May 2018, to reflect on the values and legacy of President Nelson Mandela who was inaugurated on this day in 1994 as the Founding President of a democratic South Africa.
14 May 2018

KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo will square up on Monday to the South African Human Rights Commission‚ which last year slated his department for its failure to provide adequate cancer treatment for the province’s sick.
14 May 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) wants the Springs family in the east of Johannesburg that allegedly racially abused and forced their worker to drink liquid human faeces to pay him R100 000 in compensation.
14 May 2018

In an unprecedented move‚ a magistrate sitting at the Equality Court in Springs on the East Rand on Monday barred the public and the media from covering the case of a man who was allegedly forced to eat faeces and racially abused by his employer.
14 May 2018

KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo is appearing on allegations that the rights of cancer patients to access oncology services at some Durban hospitals have been violated.
14 May 2018

Durban - The meeting between KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo and the South African Human Rights Commission began on Monday.
14 May 2018

Head of KZN Health Department Musa Gumede told the commission that millions have been spent on efforts to deal with oncology problems in the province.

JOHANNESBURG - The head of the KwaZulu-Natal’s Health Department has told the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) that close to R40 million has been spent in the past two years to try and deal with the backlog of cancer treatment for patients in the province.
14 May 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is expected to represent a farm worker in the Springs Magistrate's Court on Monday, who was allegedly forced to drink faecal matter
According to the SAHRC website, the commission has initiated Equality Court proceedings against the farm-owner and his family.
14 May 2018

The case of a Springs farmworker who was allegedly forced to drink faeces by his employer has been postponed to May 29.
14 Mary 2018

The trial of a white South African farmer who allegedly forced his black worker to eat faeces and then tried to drown him in a septic tank began on Monday.
10 May 2018

An employee relations practitioner in the Human Resources Department at the University of South Africa (UNISA) told the South African Human Rights Commission that he experienced resistance when he attempted to conclude investigations into the directors accused of bullying and harassing subordinates
9 May 2018

The University of South Africa (Unisa) will come under the spotlight from Tuesday as the Human Rights Commission begins an investigation into allegations of racism‚ discrimination‚ sexism and harassment at the “entire institution”.
4 May 2018

KwaZulu Natal (KZN) is facing a cancer crisis. Within a year more than 300 cancer patients have reportedly died at one hospital alone (Nkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital), as a result of being unable to access life-saving treatment in time. Some cancer patients have even moved to other provinces to get necessary treatment. Heartbroken families are angry that the health system is failing the most vulnerable, patients who rely on public healthcare services.
4 May 2018

The Limpopo High Court has ordered the provincial health department and the Ndlovu Care Group to go back to the negotiating table and come up with a takeover plan for the NGO’s programmes.
4 May 2018

“Whilst this intervention was originally intended to investigate and recommend interventions to solve problems in our College of Law, it became apparent during the initial phases of the investigation that the problem could be widespread.”
3 May 2018

Cape Town - A 21-year-old Bayview resident died after he was run over by a taxi during protests outside the Isiqalo informal settlement in Philippi on Wednesday night.
30 April 2018

JOHANNESBURG - KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo found patients sleeping on benches and floors at the Church of Scotland Hospital in Tugela Ferry during a surprise visit at the weekend.
29 April 2018

“It’s hell’s kitchen,” say workers who claim conditions deteriorated since they joined union.
Workers at the Wits Medical School branch of Olives & Plates are complaining about being mistreated, harassed, verbally abused and victimised by the head chefs and management, and about inconsistent raises, low wages and bonuses.
26 April 2018

Gauteng MEC of Education Panyaza Lesufi has vowed to open a case against a group of people who have been racially threatening him and his family.
26 April 2018

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training has said that the issue of gender must be included in any future investigation into the transformation of universities and the post-school education and training (PSET) sector.
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