Press Statement: Centre for Human Rights condemns recent march against foreign nationals in South Africa
Posted on September 24, 2020
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, is distressed by the march on 23 September 2020 against foreign nationals in the City of Tshwane (#PutSouthAfricansFirst). The marchers targeted Nigerians and Zimbabweans, in particular.
Second Mandela Talk contemplates what it would take to turn the tide towards women’s full equality
Posted on August 07, 2020
In answer to the question “What would it take to turn the tide of the negation of women’s rights”, a webinar commemorating Women’s Month identified two main responses: the need for mobilisation at grass root street level, and the need for building closer partnerships...
Three UP community members selected as semi-finalists in Miss South Africa pageant
Posted on July 03, 2020
One University of Pretoria (UP) student and two UP graduates are among the 15 women in the running towards becoming Miss South Africa 2020. Fourth-year Law student Matsepo Sithole (21), UP Social Sciences graduate Shudufhadzo Musida (23), and UP MBChB graduate Dr Karishma Ramdev (25) have all...
Update on AHRI 2020 Conference
Posted on March 26, 2020
We live in uncertain times. Around the world, severe measures have been put in place to protect public health and avoid the collapse of health care systems. Many countries are in lock down and international travel has all but ceased. South Africa will be in lock down for 21 days from midnight on...
Centre for Human Rights and WITNESS host Africa’s first 'deepfakes' workshop in Pretoria
Posted on November 28, 2019
On 26 November 2019, WITNESS and the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, hosted an expert meeting in Pretoria, South Africa. The workshop was on the emerging threats posed by deepfakes and other forms of AI-enabled synthetic media.
The Simon Nkoli Collective invites you to the opening of the photographic exhibition: Black Queer Visibility
Posted on July 10, 2019
The Simon Nkoli Collective is a partnership with the Dean’s Office - Faculty of Humanities, Centre for Sexualities, AIDS and Gender (CSA&G), Centre for Human Rights (CHR), and the Sociology Department. The Collective’s aim is to use this exhibition to open debates on...
Vacancy: Student Project Associate – LGBTI Rights in Africa
Posted on June 12, 2019
The Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) Unit of the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, is recruiting for the position of Student Project Associate for a six month contract beginning on 1 July 2019 and ending on 31 December 2019, renewable...
Africa Day Celebration: Protecting the rights of African migrants in the context of xenophobia
Posted on May 29, 2019
The Democracy, Transparency and Digital Rights Unit of the Centre for Human Rights (the Centre), University of Pretoria, hosted an African Day Celebration on 23 May 2019. The aim of the event was to celebrate the diversity of Africa and what it means to be African.