Racist complaints top SA Human Rights Commission trends

South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has released its trends and found most complaints received relate to inequality.

The commission received 749 inequality complaints during 2015 and 2016, 505 of which were related to race.

Pandelis Gregoriou head of legal services at SAHRC says racism is overwhelming in the majority of complaints.

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The challenges that do persist and that we do pick up is in essence related to unfair discrimination on one level, but also the utterances of racial epithet which in amongst themselves may amount to hate speech.

Pandelis Gregoriou head of legal services at SAHRC

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