Human Rights Commission

Should we really celebrate the equality court ruling on the apartheid flag?

The recent ruling that displaying the old South African flag is hate speech has been welcomed in many circles. But it could have gone a lot further

VAT hike ‘constitutionally suspect’ — SA Human Rights Commission

The VAT rate was raised from 14% to 15% on April 1, 2018, the first change since 1993

No proof of birth, no education

An undocumented mother’s fight to get her children schooled highlights flaws in the law

What I learned about freedom at the Oslo Freedom Forum

'When you choose whose struggle you give a platform to, you decide who is afforded human dignity and human worth'

Following pit toilet death, Education department to implement sanitation audit

Some schools in the Eastern Cape, which have no sanitation at all, would be addressed with urgency

Disagreement cannot extend to censorship

Critics argue the film threatens to reveal the secrets of ulwaluko, Xhosa initiation rituals that are purposely shrouded in mystery.

Human Rights Commission wants Edward Zuma to fork out a R100 000 for hate speech

The complaint has its foundations in an “open letter” President Zuma’s son wrote last year in which he attacked Derek Hanekom and Pravin Gordhan.

Election fracas tests a tense Kenya

Kenya's preparation for new presidential elections changed as opposition leader Raila Odinga and his party dropped out of the race.
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Ricky Nathanson speaks to the M&G about her experiences as a transgender woman in Zimbabwe and what happened on the night she was arrested.

New SA: ‘White people sleep on the floor, black people sleep in houses’

sThe title of Hlatshwayo’s book is not entirely false, just very nearly so. Black people do go caravanning —just exceedingly seldom.

ANC reports Mashaba for ‘xenophobia’

The HRC is probing the mayor’s remarks that, some claim, may incite violence against foreigners.

Human Rights Commission tells municipal official to apologise to white South Africans

Steve Naale was ordered to apologise after posting a photograph of the lynching of two black men by the Ku Klux Klan in the 1930s US on Facebook.

Press Releases

UKZN scientists make the grade

Dr Veron Ramsuran and Dr Lenine Liebenberg have been named in the African Academy of Science's top 40 list.

Wellcome Trust award goes to UKZN mental health champion

Dr Andr? J van Rensburg, a senior researcher in UKZN's Centre for Rural Health, received the Wellcome Trust Discretionary Award.

MTN gears up to deliver improved customer service

On 28 January, the first batch of MTN contract customers will be migrated onto the new customer service platform.

Request for expression of interest on analysis of quality and outcome indicators for regional and district hospitals in Lesotho

Introduction The Ministry of Health of Lesotho with the support of the World Bank funded Nutrition and Health Systems Strengthening...

MiX Telematics enhances in-vehicle video camera solution

The company has launched the gold MiX Vision Bureau Service, which includes driver-coaching tools to ensure risky driver behaviour can be addressed proactively and efficiently.

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity