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unisaNews24 reports that the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will continue with the second leg of its hearings into allegations of unfair discrimination, racism, sexism and harassment at the University of South Africa (Unisa) from Tuesday.  

The hearings started in February this year after Unisa's vice-chancellor Professor Mandla Makhanya requested the SAHRC to look into allegations at the university's College of Law.  Gail Smith, spokesperson for the SAHRC, indicated:  "During the first sitting of the hearing, the commission invited staff members at the College of Law, unions and management at Unisa to present oral and written submissions to the investigation panel.”  Following the allegations of widespread racism and lack of transformation at Unisa, the SAHRC decided to broaden its scope and investigate allegations at the entire institution.  During the second sitting of the hearing, staff members, interested parties and the Unisa management will have an opportunity to present their oral testimonies to the panel.  

  • Read this report by Jan Bornman in full at News24
  • Read the SAHRC’s press statement in this regard at SAHRC Online
  • See too, Racism probe at Unisa broadened to cover ‘entire institution’, at Timeslive

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