The South African Human Rights Commission is the national institution established to support constitutional democracy.
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.
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has advised employees that they have the right to refuse to work.
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.
The Commission for Gender Equality says it will seek compensation for the victims of forced sterilisation in Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal.
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.
The African National Congress has called on government to make illegal, any claims that apartheid was not a crime against humanity.
Leaders at the African Union summit in Ethiopia have admitted that the human rights violations in the continent are on the rise.
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.
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.