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Limpopo has progressed in Human Rights Implementation

As South Africa marks 30 years of democracy, it brought along the human rights that are entrenched in the constitution, as a results of the injustice of the past that brought the, recognition of correcting the legacy brought by the apartheid government. The killings of 69 people that took part in a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville known as Sharpeville massacre was instrumental in the commemoration of Human Rights Day in the new democratic dispensation.

The Limpopo provincial government held the commemoration at the Mapodile Stadium just outside Burgersfort town in the Fetakgomo Tubatse municipality, an area that is known for mining activities and improving the lives and rights of local residents with basic employment and sanitation.
Addressing those in attendance, Premier Stanley Chupu Mathabatha used the platform to take stock of whether the province has progressed or regressed in human rights implementation and reflecting in the 30 years that is founded in the principles of human rights , equality and dignity.

The province has achieved in ensuing that residents have access to primary health care by completing 476 clinics which 216 of them are operating 24 hours, the province has improved access to sanitation with 61.3 percent aligning with the rights in the constitution.

The 98% eradication of pit latrine toilets in schools has been one of the highlights of implementation of rights and dignity of learners, especially in the rural areas where human rights are often overlooked.
“As we commemorate Human Rights Day, let us also redouble our efforts to create a just and fair place for everyone especially women, let us promote human rights and build a united, non sexist, non racial and democratic South Africa, this can only happen as we go and exercise our democratic right to cast a vote on the 29 May , this is how democracy and human rights were born, by voting for those you believe will bring about change in improving human rights” said Mathabatha
A 12-year-old Thabo Maserumola who is in grade 7 said hearing about how cruel and unjust things were before she was born, means they have to carry the batten as future leaders so that the country never experience the unjust ever again.
“I have heard my grandparents talking about these brutality and how democracy came into being, I am grateful about what we are taught at school because they painted a picture of how people like Mandela fought for this country. I now have access to school feeding scheme and scholar transport because of this freedom” said Maserumola
Among those who gave presentation was Human Rights Commission Commissioner Advocate Sandra Selokela who encouraged the reporting of human rights violation of any form and that the commission will ensure that justice and dignity are restored to those that their rights will be violated

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