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South African Human Rights Commission

26 February 2014, 12:25 AM

The South African Human Rights Commission is the national institution established to support constitutional democracy.

Study shows young South Africans have no faith in democracy and politicians

16 June 2019, 7:37 AM

On the eve of South Africa’s sixth democratic elections on 8 May, thousands of young people took to Twitter to state reasons for why they had no intention to cast their votes. They used the hashtag #IWantToVoteBut.

Cyril Ramaphosa

The world must confront how to enhance the rights of workers: Ramaphosa

11 June 2019, 7:45 AM

The world must confront the question of how to enhance the rights of workers in the face of rapid industrialisation, climate and technological change.

A man walks with a car tyre as he barricades the street during a service delivery protest in Alexandra township.

SAHRC investigates human rights violations in Alexandra

10 April 2019, 8:49 AM

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is currently investigating human rights violations in Alexandra.

UN rights council blasts IAAF over testosterone rules for female athletes

22 March 2019, 3:02 PM

The UN Human Rights Council has condemned the IAAF’s attempt to regulate the testosterone levels of female athletes, as nations unanimously backed the cause of South African runner Caster Semenya. 

Albie Sachs

‘Exposing corruption is one of South Africa’s biggest gains’

21 March 2019, 8:57 PM

Retired Constitutional Court justice and human rights activist Albie Sachs says exposing corruption is one of the South Africa’s biggest gains in the 25 years since its democracy.

International Conference of Information Commissioners to be hosted in Johannesburg

9 March 2019, 7:18 PM

Information regulators from around the globe are set to meet in Johannesburg from the 10-13 March 2019 at the Vodacom Commercial Park for the International Conference of Information Commissioners (the ICIC2019).

An image of Andile Mngxitama.

Human Rights Commission to register complaints against Mngxitama

12 December 2018, 5:11 PM

Video footage on social media shows Mngxitama telling the  audience that they will kill white people.

South African voters are moving beyond party loyalty: they want delivery

1 November 2018, 7:43 AM

The attention of South Africans has recently been firmly fixed on issues of good governance – or more specifically on its failures. This is due partly to several exposés of scandals involving former President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family.

Gambia launches truth commission into ex-dictator’s abuse

15 October 2018, 6:19 PM

The tiny West African state of The Gambia on Monday swore in an 11-member commission tasked with shedding light on summary executions, disappearances, torture, rape and other crimes under ousted dictator Yahya Jammeh.



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