Human Rights Day

Every year on the 21st of March we celebrate Human Rights Day in South Africa. But do you know why and how this day came to be? Read on to find out.

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Human Rights Day is a reminder to South Africans about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for democracy in our county. As a nation, we reserve this day to reflect on the progress made in promoting and protecting our human rights.

Human Rights Day also acts as a commemoration of the Bill of Rights, as passed by our Constitution. For those who need a quick refresher course, these rights include: the right to equality, the right to human dignity, freedom of movement and residence, the right to life, and the right to use the language and participate in the culture of their choice.

If you would like to know more about our Bill of Rights, visit the South African Government website. For more information on Human Rights Day and its origins, click here.

How will you be celebrating Human Rights Day this year? Let us know below!

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