On December 10th 1996, the UN’s International Human Rights Day, South Africa’s President Nelson Mandela signed into law, South Africa’s world-renowned constitution. This act took place in Sharpeville to acknowledge the atrocities of the Sharpeville massacre.
Human Rights Day in South Africa is marked annually on March 21st – the day of the Sharpeville massacre. Constitution Hill’s Annual Human Rights Festival will take place between the 19 and the 22 of March 2020. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre, presenting us with a poignant moment to acknowledge the immense sacrifices that have been made by countless South Africans in the struggle for human rights.
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