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Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

The controversial Strandfontein shelter shows the importance of monitoring womxn’s rights during a crisis

Our government’s Covid-19 response and regulations must be subject to stringent monitoring to ensure womxn’s safety and security. This is why the Women’s Legal Centre will be an amicus curae in the case between the City of Cape Town and the SAHRC

Blindness: How the Strandfontein camp was set up to fail

The facility in Cape Town was about quarantining the most vulnerable — the homeless — rather than preventing Covid-19

Refugees allegedly assault religious leaders, human rights officials in Cape Town

Religious leaders are helping to mediate an impasse between asylum seekers, the United Nations, and Home Affairs

‘We are paying for this dirty water’

Hammanskraal citizens are being forced to buy their own as well as pay their municipal bills.

‘We are paying for this dirty water’

Despite the SA Human Rights Commission declaring the water in Hammanskraal unfit for consumption, citizens are being forced to buy their own

Maile launches probe into Mashaba’s ‘stolen’ Alex renewal project files claim

The Human Settlement MEC has initiated a probe into Mayor Herman Mashaba’s claims that a government official stole Alex Renewal Project files

Alex is a ‘disaster-in-waiting’ – Gauteng settlements MEC

Dikgang Uhuru Moiloa said lawlessness and disorder is a result of different stakeholders in the community not agreeing on how Alex should be developed

‘The development of Alex has been arrested’ inquiry hears

During the protests, residents shed light on the failed Alexandra Renewal Project, which had an alleged allocated budget of R1.6-billion

How to make our society kinder

Schools provide a unique opportunity to teach citizens the basics of co-operation and ethics

All our rights should be for all our people

Combating corruption, implementing court orders and holding the state accountable are critical for ensuring human rights for all

Despite legislation, workers’s rights are still abused

The Constitution enshrines the right to dignity, but it should also include the right to work

Human Rights Commission to investigate Willemse walk-out

The inquiry is expected to be run between February 25 and June next year

Racism tops SA human rights violations

According to a newly released South African Human Rights Commission report, racist attitudes remain largely unchanged

Mashaba, SAHRC reach settlement on Ebola tweets

A series of tweets insinuating the spread of Ebola was caused by undocumented migrants landed City of Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba in hot water

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