SABC News - Human Rights Day


International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was also selected as March 21st in memory to the 69 unarmed people killed in Sharpeville.
SA’s global role in the fight against racism lauded by UN

Tuesday 21 March 2017 22:07

SA’s global role in the fight against racism and intolerance has been lauded by the UN’s General Assembly.


"Youth must continue fight for education as part of Human Rights"

Tuesday 21 March 2017 21:07

The South African Human Rights Commission Chairperson, says young people should honor Human Rights Day and continue to fight for access to education.


Jonas calls for a new breed of ANC leaders

Tuesday 21 March 2017 19:49

Deputy Finance Minister, Mcebisi Jonas, has called on African National Congress (ANC) members to defend the party from those seeking to use it to enrich themselves.  


Khoisan people not given due recognition - Pietersen

Tuesday 21 March 2017 18:31

George Pietersen says it is important to celebrate Human Rights Day because during apartheid non-white people did not have the opportunity to celebrate their cultures.  


Zuma further assures grants will be paid on 1 April

Tuesday 21 March 2017 16:32

President Jacob Zuma says all problems with the payment of social grants have been solved.


Farmers fear rights infringement by expropriation of land amendment

Tuesday 21 March 2017 16:02

Farmers fear intention to amend the Constitution, to allow for land expropriation without compensation.


President Zuma  launched the Steve Biko National Memorial Site at the Biko Garden of Remembrance in King Williams Town.
Zuma honours Biko for his contribution to the struggle

Tuesday 21 March 2017 13:11

President Jacob Zuma says late Black Consciousness Movement leader Steve Biko had contributed immensely to the struggle for freedom.


Nathi Mthethwa says the nation has to know about the sacrifices made during the struggle for democracy.
Minister Mthethwa hails Steve Biko

Tuesday 21 March 2017 11:51

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa who is part of president Jacob Zuma's delegation says South Africans should celebrate and honour Biko, for his contribution to the struggle for liberation.


Sex workers are sometimes also victimised in the communities they live in because of the stigma attached to sex work.
Sex workers’ rights are human rights: Sweat

Tuesday 21 March 2017 11:33

Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Task Force (Sweat) says sex workers’ rights are being violated on a daily basis in South Africa.


Watch Human Rights Day commemoration

Tuesday 21 March 2017 11:25

The 2017 commemoration of Human Rights Day is held under the theme '' The Year of OR Tambo - Unity in Action in Advancing Human Rights.


In 2016, the South African government voted against a UN declaration aimed at  “promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet”.
Internet freedom on a steady decline globally

Tuesday 21 March 2017 10:30

Freedom of expression on the internet is on a decline around the world as online censorship grows and governments weigh more influence on what people say online.


Kya Sands: No sanitation, no human dignity and no human rights

Tuesday 21 March 2017 10:10

Sections 10, 12 and 27 of the Bill of Rights in the Constitution of South Africa focuses on issues of human dignity, water, sanitation and security, however, is foreign to residents of Kya Sands.


Public Wi-Fi is booming in South Africa as the government and private companies aim to give more people access to the internet.
“Free” Open Wi-Fi hotspots, in exchange for your info

Tuesday 21 March 2017 10:05

You walk into a mall and your cellphone has its Wi-Fi on. Your cellphone picks up the open Wi-Fi network and in exchange for “Free” Wi-Fi, is often your personal data .


Nkosinathi Biko on says government must make young people its priority.
Biko's son urges government to prioritise youth

Tuesday 21 March 2017 09:15

The highlight of the 2017 Human Rights Day commemoration will be honouring Steve Biko.


SAHRC says government's inability to provide essential services such as water, housing and sanitation, especially in rural areas, is a violation of the Bill of Rights.
Government blamed for some human rights violations

Tuesday 21 March 2017 08:55

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has singled out government as a leading Human Rights impeder.


Government to honour Steve Biko on Human Rights Day.
SA commemorates Human Rights Day

Tuesday 21 March 2017 06:27

As South Africa marks Human Rights Day on Tuesday, government says it will honour the late Black Consciousness leader Steve Bantu Biko.


Equality remains one of the most violated rights in SA - SAHRC

Monday 20 March 2017 21:49

The SAHRC says the right to equality remains one of the rights most violated in South Africa.


The walk aims to highlight the centenary birthday of Oliver Tambo, Human Rights Day and for KZN, in particular, efforts to bridge the racial divide.
KZN to commemorate O.R Tambo through Unity Walk

Monday 20 March 2017 10:44

Building social cohesion between various communities is critical in uniting South Africans.


The "Voice of the Unborn Baby" says the law in its current forms does not give parents the right to decide on what to do with the remains of the featus
Efforts being made to amend law regarding stillborn, miscarried babies

Sunday 19 March 2017 19:47

An NGO has approached the High Court in Pretoria to amend a law that currently denies parents of stillborn or miscarried babies the right to bury or cremate them if they are 26 weeks or younger.


Land redistribution to take up to 40 years: Radebe

Friday 17 March 2017 07:58

Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe says the land question in South Africa will take decades to address fully.


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