Tag Archives | SAHRC

Minister Mapisa-Nqakula must take stronger action against SANDF member

The DA will write to the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, to request that she investigate an allegation of hate speech and race-based incitement of violence involving Major Mohlala of the South African Defence Force’s (SANDF) Signal Formation at the Wonderboom-Military Base in Pretoria. Major Mohlala reacted to a photo on social…

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DA lays complaint about SADTU involving learners in Overvaal Protest

The march by the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) to Hoërskool Overvaal yesterday has called into question the union’s real motives. SADTU claims to seek to improve our schooling system, yet demands that schools be closed whenever the union deems fit. The school was forced to close yesterday to avoid any harm coming to…

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DA reports Minister Mbalula to the South Africa Human Rights Commission

Please find attached English soundbite by the DA National Spokesperson, Phumzile Van Damme MP. The conduct of Minister Fikile Mbalula and SAPS members involved in the arrest of the 10 men alleged to have been responsible for the Phillipi killings is a serious violation of these individual’s human and constitutional rights. Media reports indicate that the…

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#KZNOncoloyCrisis: DA forcibly barred from entering KZN hospitals

Note to Editors: This statement follows an oversight visit conducted by the DA Shadow Minister of Health, Patricia Kopane MP, and the DA KZN Health Spokesperson, Dr Imran Keeka MPL, to the Addington Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal. Today my colleague, Dr Imran Keeka MPL, and I were forcibly denied entry into the Addington Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal…

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DA welcomes tabling of SAHRC report into KZN oncology crisis before Parliament

The South African Human Rights Commission’s (SAHRC) damning report containing findings on the state of health services in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has been tabled in Parliament for the Portfolio Committee on Health to scrutinise. The DA will do everything possible during this process to ensure that justice is served for the gross failures which this report…

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Of 20 torched Vuwani schools, why has only one been rebuilt?

Linked are pictures taken during the oversight visit of Vhudzani Secondary, Vhafamadi Secondary School, Tshirunzanani Primary, Mugoidwa Secondary and Mashau Primary. During my recent oversight visit to Vuwani to see what progress had been made in rebuilding the more than 20 schools burnt down during protests last year, I was shocked to see that only…

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