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​The Human Rights Commission wants tougher action against those who disrupt schooling
​The Human Rights Commission wants tougher action against those who disrupt schooling
When schools in the Vuwani district were set on fire during protests, 52 827 pupils could not attend school.
Legal rep: Postponement of Jon Qwelane's hate speech case is a 'travesty of justice'
Legal rep: Postponement of Jon Qwelane's hate speech case is a 'travesty of justice'
The High Court case in which Jon Qwelane is seeking to have sections of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (Pepuda) which govern hate speech and harassment ruled inconsistent with the Constitution, has been postponed....
SAHRC recommends ban on corporal punishment
SAHRC recommends ban on corporal punishment
Last month, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) took a strong stand against corporal punishment – a position that could have...
Penny Sparrow: Can racism be outlawed in South Africa?
Penny Sparrow: Can racism be outlawed in South Africa?
The penalties for hate speech, however, were formulated with reconciliation in mind, and lead to incarceration only if court orders meant to...
The water bearers: Women and children
The water bearers: Women and children
Water.org notes: “Glass ceilings aside, millions of women are prohibited from accomplishing little more than survival. Not because of a lack...
Water: Economic commodity or human right?
Water: Economic commodity or human right?
Large-scale agriculture, mining and other industries use most of South Africa’s water at a relatively lower cost per kilolitre than poor...
'Homelands' still suffer, report finds
'Homelands' still suffer, report finds
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) made several key findings in its 100-page report. Some affirmed the findings of the department of...
Political failure: The case of Khayelitsha and Rammulotsi
Political failure: The case of Khayelitsha and Rammulotsi
In the run up to the 2011 local government elections, the commission received two complaints about municipalities that built toilets without...
Why we need a report on water and sanitation
Why we need a report on water and sanitation
Government has provided flattering statistics regarding the realisation of the right to water, with Stats SA noting that 91.3% of South African...
Rethinking human rights education
Rethinking human rights education
I have been called many things during my (relatively) short but eventful life.  Recently, however, while delivering a lecture at a local...
SAHRC raises police's use of force with Phiyega
SAHRC raises police's use of force with Phiyega
Concerns about the police's use of force were raised during a meeting between the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and national...
SA Human Rights Commission to probe alleged UFS racist attack
SA Human Rights Commission to probe alleged UFS racist attack
The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will investigate a reported racist attack on a black student at the University of Free State, it said on...

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