NATIONAL The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will launch an investigation into the violence that swept across KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in July. Among other things, the commission said on Friday it would examine the effectiveness of the state, particularly the police and security cluster as a whole, in maintaining public[…]
The Human Rights Commission says it has served the Western Cape Education Department with an allegations notice over the racism claims at Brackenfell High School in Cape Town. Violent clashes erupted outside the school last Friday as hundreds of EFF supporters protested against alleged racism at the school. Police used[…]
South Africa has lost a “giant’ with the death of South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) deputy chairperson Devikarani Priscilla Sewpal Jana on Saturday, the SAHRC said in paying tribute to the anti-apartheid struggle lawyer. “South Africa has lost a giant who sacrificed herself selflessly for us all to enjoy[…]
Heated debates around racism continue online following a Clicks advertisement labelled as racist, as EFF protests resulted in store closures nationwide on Wednesday. The South African Human Rights Commission says it will be engaging with Clicks management to understand why the so-called racist Tresemme hair product advertisement was given the[…]
The SA Human Rights Commission has called for state authorities, including police crime intelligence experts, to uncover those behind the “wave of land-occupations” taking place in Cape Town. This as multiple attacks reported against a range of government service providers – from firefighters to paramedics – and widespread land grabs.[…]
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHCR) has once again locked horns with the City of Cape Town over its treatment of poor and vulnerable communities. It comes as the SAHRC and the Legal Resources Centre filed a court application to obtain an interdict against all evictions during the lockdown,[…]
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Thursday welcomed the Constitutional Court ruling, delivered by Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga, allowing independent candidates to contest for national and provincial elections. The SAHRC said the ability to stand for public office is a fundamental right in South Africa that is guaranteed in[…]
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it will investigate a racism complaint after a picture of a baboon was superimposed on the face of the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The photo was posted on social media. The South African Council of Churches[…]
The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) believes its case against the owners of the Beloftebos wedding venue is important enough to be heard by a full bench in the Western Cape High Court, where it launched a court application on Monday. “This is obviously a case that will not only[…]
By Tauhierah Salie Reintegration is among the resolutions for refugees staging a sit in at the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town CBD. This is according to the South African Human Rights Commissioner, Chris Nissan, who gave VOC feedback on the engagements aimed at appeasing several parties. The situation for[…]
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