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sahrc thumb medium90 90News24 reports that Redefine Properties Limited, the company which owns Boulders Shopping Centre in Midrand, has committed to piloting cultural and human rights training sessions within three months, after an incident of cultural discrimination at the establishment.

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and Redefine Properties met on Monday afternoon. This followed a public outcry over an incident at the centre last week. A video that went viral on social media shows Thando Mahlangu, who was clad in traditional attire, being hounded by the centre manager, Jose Maponyane, who asked him to leave a store because he was "indecently" dressed. In a joint statement after the meeting, SAHRC and Redefine Properties said their engagement took into account the rights of Mahlangu, his business partner, Nqobile Masuku, and Maponyane – and the Ndebele nation as a whole. They committed that Redefine Properties would conduct cultural and human rights training sessions with all its front-facing staff and management under the SAHRC's guidance. The training will be piloted at Boulders. Redefine Properties also agreed to provide the SAHRC with its internal policies concerning human resources, human rights and diversity, for the commission's input. At its own cost, the centre owners also committed to hosting a cultural exhibition.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Sesona Ngqakamba at News24

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