Category Archives: Human Rights

IFP

Response to Gwede Mantashe’s Statements on ‘Anti-Racism’ March

The IFP has noted ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe’s recent statements, at what was a supposed ‘anti-racism’ march on Friday. Mr Gwede Mantashe’s ridiculous statements allude to the fact that “democracy is about the ANC exercising its right of being the majority party”. Whilst there are majorities and minorities in a democracy, one cannot wish away the view of minorities in such a way that whatever the majority says prevails, that is tantamount to autocracy. The Secretary General of the ANC also suggests that judiciary…

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VF+

Menseregtekommissie (MRK) skram daarvan weg om Zuma te ondersoek oor rasseverdeling en rassehaat oor grond

“Die Menseregtekommissie (MRK) skram daarvan weg om president Jacob Zuma te ondersoek nadat die Vryheidsfront Plus ʼn klag van rasseverdeling en die stook van rassehaat teen hom ingedien het,” sê dr. Pieter Groenewald, voorsitter van die Vryheidsfront Plus. Dr. Groenewald sê die klag spruit uit die uitlatings wat Zuma by die ANC se 104de verjaarsdagvieringe gemaak het dat grond die oorsaak is van armoede, ongelykheid en werkloosheid en dat die grond in Suid-Afrika gevat en gesteel is. “Daar is geen twyfel nie dat Zuma met…

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IFP

IFP Condemns Racist Facebook Remarks By Mrs Penny Sparrow

The Inkatha Freedom Party condemns in the strongest terms, the recent comments made by Mrs Penny Sparrow on her Facebook page referring to black people visiting the beaches of Kwa-Zulu Natal as “monkeys.” Such racist remarks are totally unacceptable, will not be tolerated and appropriate action will be taken. We are in the process of consulting our legal advisors and are carefully considering taking such further action, which may include referring the matter to the SA Human Rights Commission as well as laying criminal charges…

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Hawks

Nigerian national in the dock for human trafficking

Pretoria – He was supposed to have been sentenced in April 2012 but Chinemere Amagwoyi, a 33-year-old Nigerian national and his co-accused Prince Agu (35) decided not to attend the trial and left the country. A warrant of arrest was subsequently issued against them. For three years the duo managed to live on borrowed freedom until February this year when Amagwoyi was re-arrested and was kept behind bars since then. On Friday he will have his day in court when he appears before the East…

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IOM observes Human Trafficking Awareness Week 2015 in South Africa

IOM observes Human Trafficking Awareness Week 2015 in South Africa

In an effort to raise awareness and educate about Trafficking in Persons (TiP) across the country, South Africa marks 2-9 October as National Human Trafficking Awareness Week 2015. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will run a series of events aimed at advancing public awareness about the reality of Trafficking in South Africa and the world at large. The crime of human trafficking is being committed in South Africa, but due to its hidden nature, is very difficult to quantify. The assistance provided to victims…

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IFP

SAHRC must investigate poor conditions at Eshowe prison

The Inkatha Freedom Party calls on the South African Human Rights Commission to institute an urgent investigation into the poor living conditions at Eshowe Prison. “Inmates in this prison have reported to us that they spend up to four days without water, they live in over-crowded cells of up to 49 in one cell who all share one toilet. Dangerous inmates are not separated from others and there are many reports of violence among inmates. They claim that the prison management are turning a blind…

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UNPO aanvaar resolusies van VF Plus oor plaasmoorde en Afrikaans

Die Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) het oor die naweek met sy twaalfde algemene kongres in Brussel, België, resolusies van die VF Plus oor plaasmoord en Afrikaans aanvaar, en moet nou ingevolge sy mandaat optree om die belange van een van sy lede – in hierdie geval die Afrikaner – te beskerm. Dit beteken dat daar nou op die hoogste internasionale vlak druk op die Suid-Afrikaanse regering uitgeoefen gaan word om antwoorde te verskaf en op te tree teen plaasmoord en die aanslag op…

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AfriForum reaksie op Carte Blanche insetsel

Carte Blanche: AfriForum se standpunt oor die rol van ras in plaasmoorde AfriForum se standpunt oor die rol van ras in plaasmoorde, is soos volg: AfriForum glo dat die feit dat baie plaasaanvalle met marteling en buitengewone wreedheid gepaard gaan, daarop dui dat dié aanvalle deur rassehaat aangehits word. Die organisasie meen egter dat daar nie veralgemeen kan word, deur byvoorbeeld aan te voer dat ras nooit ‘n rol speel nie. Die feit dat swart boere ook al slagoffers van plaasaanvalle was, beteken nie dat…

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Police

Malawian National bust for human trafficking

PRETORIA – A sting operation comprising members of the Hawks, Crime Intelligence and the Department of Home Affairs has led to the arrest of a Malawian national for human trafficking in Johannesburg on Thursday. The 38-year-old man told undercover police that he was selling four males and one female aged between 41 and 39 years for R500 per person. A transaction was made with police buying the five Malawian nationals for R2000. Later the man was arrested in possession of the money the police paid…

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IOM condemns violence against Soweto foreign nationals

27 January 2015: International Organization for Migration (IOM) condemns the violent actions of Soweto residents against foreign nationals and their businesses in the past week. This has served as a painful reminder of the continued vulnerability of migrants in South Africa. As the migration agency that serves the interests of both local and foreign nationals, we call for the government to take urgent measures in order to protect the safety, the property and the dignity of all, including the foreign nationals. Migrants are disproportionally affected…

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Open Letter to Helen Zille

Open letter to Helen Zille

To: The Premier of the Western Cape Att: Honourable Helen Zille The recent amount of cases being reported on in this province where white hooligans physically and verbally abuse and assault coloured and African people is alarming to say the least. It has now reached the highest level of concern as the latest case being reported on is coming from right under your nose. Criminal charges were laid against Herman Kruger who is an official of the Western Cape Department of Community Safety. It is said that he chased…

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