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Human Rights Rocks!

Human right

Noun

Plural noun: human rights

A right which is believed to belong to every person.

Very soon we will be celebrating a day that represents equality, dignity, and respect… Human Rights Day. First celebrated in 1994, Human Rights Day was declared a public holiday following the inauguration of former president Nelson Mandela.

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Let’s take a moment to reflect on this day. As humans in an ever-changing world, we need to be kind, helpful, and sensitive to the needs of others. With these sentiments in mind, we also need to recognise and celebrate how far we’ve come in our struggle to treat one other with respect.

All these changes allow us to lead happier lives and to inspire one another! Inspiration comes in various forms and; with Human Rights Day being such an important occasion, we’ve chosen some of the best events to support on and around Monday, 21 March. Check out what’s happening around South Africa, here:

Catch Jack Parow in concert with P.H Fat at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens for some awesome music! Doors open at 17:15 on 21 March.

The 17th Annual Cape Town Jazz Festival takes place on 1 and 2 April. To kick it off in true Cape style, a free concert takes place on 30 March at Greenmarket Square.

The Galileo hosts some pretty cool movie nights and picnic experiences, which could be a great way to get a group of friends together and have a happy night out!

Decorex takes place in Durban from 18 – 21 March. Take some time to get lost in the beautiful décor and design, fulfilling your creative human spirit and keep the juices flowing.

The popular Rand Show takes place in Joburg from 25 March to 3 April – this is a great opportunity to get friends and family together and have some fun!

Remember, human rights are important, so let’s stand together and celebrate South Africa’s unique constitution, which gives each citizen equal rights!

For awesome music to celebrate on this day, check out Zonke, The Soil, LIRA.

Happy Human Rights Day!

Martine Hendricks