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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.

Amnesty says abuses rampant as West African armies target jihadists

10 June 2020, 1:09 PM

Soldiers in three West African countries unlawfully killed or caused the disappearance of at least 199 people between February and April during stepped-up operations against jihadist insurgents, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

Rights of employees should be given top priority amidst COVID-19: Experts

26 May 2020, 6:39 PM

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC)  has advised employees that they have the right to refuse to work.

State falling short to meet human rights obligations: SAHRC

20 March 2020, 5:06 PM

The Human Rights Commission says the state is still falling far short of meeting its human rights obligations to protect, promote and fulfill the enjoyment of the right to healthcare for the majority of Gauteng citizens. 

Tamara Mathebula

Gender Equality Commission seeks compensation for victims of forced sterilisation

24 February 2020, 8:49 PM

The Commission for Gender Equality says it will seek compensation for the victims of forced sterilisation in Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal. 

Riek Machar and Salva Kiir

Now to end ‘long suffering’: South Sudan’s former rebel leader sworn in as first vice president

23 February 2020, 5:02 PM

Former rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as South Sudan’s first vice president on Saturday as part of a unity government with his former adversary President Salva Kiir, a tentative step toward peace after years of civil war ravaged the oil-rich yet impoverished nation.

ANC calls on government to make it illegal to deny apartheid was a crime against humanity

16 February 2020, 2:00 PM

The African National Congress has called on government to make illegal, any claims that apartheid was not a crime against humanity.

Human rights violations in Africa on the rise: AU leaders

10 February 2020, 7:07 AM

Leaders at the African Union summit in Ethiopia have admitted that the human rights violations in the continent are on the rise.

‘South Africans must be given opportunity to contribute to nation-building’

25 November 2019, 12:16 PM

Last week, I met with the leadership of the Black Business Council where, among other things, we discussed issues of transformation. I took the opportunity to inform them about government’s commitment to transformation and non-racialism. 

We did the sums on South Africa’s mental health spend. They’re not pretty

10 October 2019, 7:45 AM

South Africa has taken steps towards strengthening mental health care in the last 20 years. These include reforming the Mental Health Care Act 2002 and developing a National Mental Health Policy Framework and Strategic Plan 2013–2020.

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