Youths encouraged to be aware of human rights
There was an urgent need for South Africans to tackle abuse of women and children.
Justice and correctional services minister Michael Masutha said this at the 70th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights in Johannesburg on Friday.
“South Africans need to tackle two major challenges‚ the escalating violence‚ especially directed to women and children. We need to tackle greed in our society‚ which results in corruption‚ and continues to hold back our government‚” he said.
Masutha stressed the need to honour those who fought tirelessly for freedom and the need for youths to be actively involved in programmes that promote awareness of human rights.
Masutha said the human rights declaration was an important milestone in the history of mankind. He cited the “Thuma Mina” campaign launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa this year‚ saying it signified a new dawn and would help build the country.
South Africans need to tackle two major challenges‚ the escalating violence against women ... and greed ... which results in corruption