SAHRC mourns death of deputy chairperson Priscilla Jana

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[…]

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City and SAHRC head to court over evictions

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,[…]

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SAHRC welcomes ConCourt judgement on independent candidates

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[…]

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