In South Africa we celebrate Human Right’s day to commemorate those who died in the 1960 Sharpville Massacre after a day of demonstrations against pass laws. A crowd of about 5,000 to 7,000 protesters went to the local police station, the Apartheid police opened fire killing 69 people and injuring 180 others. The United Nations acknowledges this day and they to commemorate today as UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
We are now joined in studio by Abigail Noko who is the head of the UN Human Rights office in SA as well as Buang Jones who is the Provincial Manager in the Gauteng Office of the South African Human Rights Commission
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