SABC News - Human Rights Day 2016

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Countrywide events held to mark Human Rights Day

Monday 21 March 2016 21:10

Political parties and government leaders celebrated Human Rights Day in various provinces across the country.

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Fighting racism will take a while: SAHRC

Monday 21 March 2016 17:27

Commissioner Lindiwe Mokate from the SA Human Rights Commission says fighting racism will take a while.

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Scuffle breaks out at PAC event

Monday 21 March 2016 16:56

A PAC event held at the Rhoda Yende Hall, just 200 metres from where another Human Rights Day event was taking place at the cricket pitch in Sharpeville, has been cut short following a scuffle.

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President Jacob Zuma has urged South African to fight racism.
Zuma calls for unity in fight against racism

Monday 21 March 2016 14:30

President Jacob Zuma says events such as the Sharpeville massacre will never be forgotten.  

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Gauteng Premier David Makhura has called on South Africans to fight against racism.
Join fight against racism, urges Makhura

Monday 21 March 2016 13:30

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the 69 victims of the Sharpeville massacre victims did not die in vain.

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Dr Bheki Mngomezulu says the Sharpeville massacre exposed apartheid government’s brutalities to other countries.
Sharpeville massacre a turning point in SA history: Analyst

Monday 21 March 2016 12:30

Political analyst Dr Bheki Mngomezulu says the Sharpeville massacre was the turning point in South Africa’s history.

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Call for youth to respect Sharpeville massacre legacy

Monday 21 March 2016 10:25

The youth of today have no respect for the legacy left by those who died for the freedom that South Africa enjoys today. That is according to Generation of Stars Director, Tebogo Serapelo.

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Human Rights Day is marked to remember those who died in 21 March 1960.
Crowds gather at Moses Mabhida for Human Rights Day celebrations

Monday 21 March 2016 10:25

People have started making their way to the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban where the national Human Rights Day commemoration is taking place.

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Struggle heroes who fought against pass laws in 1960 are remembered on this day.
SA to commemorate Human Rights Day

Monday 21 March 2016 07:00

Gauteng Premier David Makhura will lead the National Human Rights Day commemoration in Sharpeville.

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Families of Langa Massacre victims appeal for help from govt

Sunday 20 March 2016 18:51

Families of the victims of the 1985 Langa Massacre in Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape want government to help them to cope with their loss.

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Spotlight on Limpopo education crisis as Human Rights Day approaches

Sunday 20 March 2016 15:44

As the country commemorates Human Rights Day, the Human Rights Commission in Limpopo says more should be done to improve access to education in the province.

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