Rights kept in mind

2019-03-20 06:00

This year, South Africa commemorates Human Rights Month under the theme: “The Year of Indigenous Languages: Promoting and Deepening a Human Rights Culture.”

Human Rights Day in South Africa is historically linked with 21 March 1960, and the events of Sharpeville.

On this day, 69 people were reportedly killed and 180 were wounded when police fired on a peaceful crowd that had gathered in protest against the pass laws.

This day marked an affirmation by ordinary people, rising in unison to proclaim their rights.

It became an iconic date in our country’s history that we comme­morate as Human Rights Day as a reminder of our rights and the cost paid for these rights.


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