Our Constitution is hailed as one of the most progressive in the world. The Constitution is the ultimate protector of our Human Rights, which were previously denied to the majority of our people under Apartheid. We commemorate Human Rights Day to reinforce our commitment to the Bill of Rights as enshrined in our Constitution.
These rights include:
Equality – everyone is equal before the law and has the right to equal protection and benefit of the law. Human dignity – everyone has inherent dignity and have their dignity respected and protected. Freedom of movement and residence – everyone has a right to freedom of movement and to reside anywhere in the country. Language and culture – everyone has the right to use the language and to participate in the cultural life of their choice. Life - everyone has the right to life. #HumanRights #HumanRightsDay #Madiba #Mandela #sharpeville