South African Human Rights Commission News

Lekwa municipality promises to clean up dump site in Standerton after DA lays charges

The South African Human Rights Commission recently held an official hearing to establish the extent of the problem.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 17, 2019

Emergency measures in place at Schweizer-Reneke school

Task team appointed The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) visited the school and met with Lehari and his team at the school on Thursday.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 14, 2019

SANDF member caught in alleged race row with civilian

South African Human Rights Commission provincial commissioner Chris Nissen said that Tim van Heerden had the right to turn to the judicial system as no member, even a civil servant, was above the law.

IOL , South Africa Jan 13, 2019

Teacher at centre of Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke storm leaves town

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) visited the school and met with Lehari and his team at the school on Thursday.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 11, 2019

SAHRC 'deeply concerned' over discrimination, intolerance in SA classrooms

JOHANNESBURG - In the wake of allegations of racism at a North West primary school, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it’s deeply concerned that instances of discrimination and intolerance continue to take place in the country’s classrooms.

EWN , South Africa Jan 10, 2019

SAHRC warns of repercussions if probe finds discrimination at NW school

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Human Rights Commission has now stepped in to investigate allegations of racism at a North West primary school, saying that if children have been discriminated against there will be serious repercussions.

EWN , South Africa Jan 10, 2019

Classes set to resume at NW school amid racism claims over segregated seating

“We didn’t think that it would be such a racial issue in our school and what the MEC said is that if there are some of the schools which are still practising that, it will be rooted out as soon as possible.” Meanwhile, the South African Human Rights Commission says that it is disconcerting that South Africa is still divided along racial lines.

EWN , South Africa Jan 10, 2019

Schweizer-Reneke SGB vows to work with govt amid racism probe

“Classes will resume and the school governing body has promised to work together with the task team.” The South African Human Rights Commission has also launched an investigation.

EWN , South Africa Jan 9, 2019

MEC to lead probe into segregated seating at NW school

Sepeng added: “The MEC is here to chat and the investigations will also include the high school.” At the same time, following protests, widespread condemnation and calls for action, the South African Human Rights Commission has confirmed it's investigating allegations of racism at the Schweizer-Reneke Primary School.

EWN , South Africa Jan 9, 2019