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HRC calls on Bok Eben Etzebeth to answer racism accusations

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has informed Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth it is investigating allegations that he racially abused a man at a pub in Langebaan, Cape Town, over the weekend, its commissioner in the Western Cape, Chris Nissen, told Netwerk24. Sammy Claassen, a community leader from the[…]

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Woman arrested in Sea Point to approach HRC

A 23-year-old Blue Downs woman is considering suing the police after she was arrested while sitting on a bench in Sea Point and locked in a cell for the night, GroundUp reported. Esethu Mcinjana was in Sea Point last Sunday for a job interview at a hotel at 10:45. She[…]

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Human Rights Commission tackles Agrizzi over k-word rant

The Human Rights Commission says it intends to initiate legal proceedings against Angelo Agrizzi in the Equality Court. This follows his testimony at the state capture commission in which he admitted to using racial slurs. He also admitted to being a “racist”. In the audio clip played at the inquiry,[…]

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Many responsible for Vaal River pollution

The Human Rights Commission of Inquiry into the state of the Vaal River has heard that the Emfuleni Municipality is not solely responsible for the pollution, but that a number of industries, companies and other municipalities have also contributed. The Vaal River is in a dire state, as raw sewage continues to[…]

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HRC conducts fact-finding mission in Bo-Kaap

By Tauhierah Salie The South African Human Rights Commissioner, Chris Nissen led a walkabout in Bo-Kaap on Wednesday, following an engagement with the community in June over alleged human rights violations, as a result of the construction of 15 buildings in the area. Western Cape high court Judge Henney granted[…]

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Honour killings: Women suffer in silence

While long-awaited legislation to tackle so-called honour killings is due to be passed in Pakistan’s parliament in the next few weeks, human rights groups believe it’s the social attitudes of men towards women that needs to be addressed. Pakistan’s government is facing pressure to act strongly against this social scourge,[…]

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