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[…]
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[…]
EFF leader Julius Malema’s utterances were “problematic” but did not amount to hate speech, the SA Human Rights Commission said on Wednesday. Chairperson Bongani Majola said at a media briefing that the commission had received five complaints against Malema over the period 2016 to 2018. He said the commission was[…]
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,[…]
Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he is “appalled” by an attack by security officials on a protester that was featured in a TV news report. His statement comes after widespread criticism of the way security forces have handled recent protests. Mr Mnangagwa said he has ordered the arrest of[…]
A peoples commission of inquiry into child violence and killings in the Western Cape was held last week with members of the public and civil society organisations. The inquiry was hosted by the Trauma Centre in partnership with the South African Human Rights commission, after government failed to approve the[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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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