President Cyril Ramaphosa has on Human Rights Day called on all South Africans to unite behind national efforts to curb and combat the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. “We observe Human Rights Day at an extraordinary time for our country and the world, as we battle to contain the spread[…]
On Human Rights Day we reflect on the rights afforded to all South Africans as enshrined and protected in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa’s Bill of Rights, 25 years into our democracy. What are your human rights? 1. Life Everyone is afforded the human right to life.[…]
United Democratic Movement (UDM) Member of Parliament Nqabayomzi Kwankwa says it is discomforting that more than 20 years since South Africa attained freedom, inequality between the haves and have-nots is still glaring. Speaking in parliament in a debate on human rights, he said government should take blame for much of[…]
South Africans will spend Human Rights Day enduring Stage 4 load shedding. Eskom has released a statement confirming that it will implement Stage 4 load shedding again from 9am on Human Rights Day in South Africa. Eskom says this is because of continued lack of capacity. The cash strapped power[…]
Human rights activists from a range of civil society groups will march on Human Rights Day on Wednesday 21 March for access to land, security of tenure and decent housing. Activists from the Social Justice Coalition, Reclaim the City, the District Six Working Committee and Ndifuna Ukwazi are demanding that[…]
OPINION by Derek Hanekom Incidents of racism over the last year should leave us deeply disturbed. The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) dealt with 505 complaints of racism – an 82% increase from the previous financial year. This may point to increased awareness on reporting racism, which is a[…]
President Jacob Zuma will lead the national commemoration of Human Rights Day on Tuesday. Political parties and government will on Tuesday remember the victims of the 1960 Sharpeville massacre, where police shot dead 69 people during a protest against the country’s pass laws, which were used to control the movement[…]
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has singled out government as a leading Human Rights impeder. The commission says government’s inability to provide essential services such as water, housing and sanitation, especially in rural areas, is a violation of the Bill of Rights. According to Stats SA almost 2[…]
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