The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has denied claims that it charged Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth in the Equality Court to appease the Langebaan community, a report says. This after Sunday newspaper Rapport reported this weekend that the commission’s CEO had warned it did not have enough evidence that the Springbok[…]
The Western Cape South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is expected to have an outcome by the end of Monday regarding the Equality Court case involving Eben Etzebeth, who is accused of a racist assault in Langebaan. Commissioner Chris Nissen confirmed to News24 that a legal opinion by a senior[…]
The charges against a teacher, accused of slapping a Sans Souci pupil last year, have been withdrawn. Clarissa Venter and the pupil’s mother laid counter assault charges after the pupil shoved the teacher, who retaliated by striking her across the face, News24 reported. The case against Venter, 34, was withdrawn[…]
The National Heritage Council (NHC) says it hopes the old apartheid flag will not re-surface again in the country. This comes after the Equality Court declared the gratuitous public display of the flag as hate speech. The NHC says the display of the flag could be seen as a deliberate attempt to[…]
JOHANNESBURG – The equality court will on Tuesday deliver judgment in the ‘Apartheid flag’ case. The Nelson Mandela Foundation made an application to the court against the display of the old flag. It says the display constitutes hate speech, unfair discrimination and harassment based on race. WATCH: The NMF challenges displays of the apartheid[…]
Democratic Alliance (DA) MP Dianne Kohler Barnard is expected to appear in the Equality Court, sitting in the Cape Town Regional Court building on Friday morning over alleged racist and discriminatory complaints made at a staff workshop. Magistrate Daniel Thulare is expected to set a date for the hearing after determining in[…]
The Nelson Mandela Foundation and AfriForum will be back in the Equality Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday for the second day of its legal battle over the apartheid flag. The foundation has asked the court to declare the gratuitous display of the apartheid flag hate speech. It says the continuation of such acts constitute[…]
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 faeces. According to the SAHRC website, the commission has initiated Equality Court proceedings against the farm owner and his family. On December 9,[…]
Convicted racist Vicki Momberg has not yet filed an answering affidavit in the contempt of court application launched by the Human Rights Commission for not complying with an Equality Court order. Friday was the deadline for Momberg to file an affidavit stating reasons why she is opposing the application. Momberg[…]
Do residents of Cape Town’s informal settlements receive inferior sanitation services to those provided to residents living in wealthier areas? Does this constitute unfair discrimination? On December 5 and 6, the Equality Court will hear an application being brought by the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) against the City of Cape[…]
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