The First Appointment with Sinovuyo is our unique breakfast show which is hosted by our lovely Sinovuyo Mbhele every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 06h00 until 09h00.
In today’s show, Sinovuyo reminded us of why we celebrate Human Rights Day. Human Rights Day is a South African Holiday that falls on the 21st of March every year and its essence is based on our country gaining independence from the Apartheid government and having the country’s first democratic election in 1994.
What is Human Rights Day?
It is a national day that is commemorated annually on the 21st of March to remind South Africans about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of democracy in South Africa.
Who fought for Human Rights Day in SA?
After having spent 27 years in prison, Nelson “Rolihlahla” Mandela was freed in 1990 and negotiated the end of apartheid in South Africa with then State President F.W de Klerk. This negotiation brought peace to a then racially divided country.
What are the basic human rights which Nelson Mandela fought for?
Nelson Mandela fought for a lot of human rights and among them were the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education.
Everybody in South Africa is entitled to these rights without being discriminated.