Premier Stanley Mathabatha delivered a keynote address during the Limpopo Human Rights Day Celebration at Mapodile Stadium, Fetakgomo-Tubatse Municipality in Sekhukhune.

This year’s commemoration was held under the theme “Three Decades of Respect for Promotion of Human Rights”.
 It pays tribute to the 30th anniversary of freedom and democracy in South Africa.

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It is being used to reflect on the achievements, milestones, and huge strides by the Provincial Government. In promoting human rights and restoring human dignity in line with the Bill of Rights.

“We are therefore called upon as South Africans to use the whole month, to reflect on our achievements,” said Mathabatha. “To promote respect for basic human rights, and restore human dignity in line with the Bill of Rights.

“Before the April 1994 democratic breakthrough, less than 30 per cent of rural households had access to electricity. Today, we have electrified at least 94.6 per cent of rural households in Limpopo.”

Premier Stanley Mathabatha delivered a keynote address during the Limpopo Human Rights Day Celebration on Thursday.
Human Rights Day Celebrations

PREMIER STANLEY MATHABATHA LEADS LIMPOPO HUMAN RIGHTS DAY CELEBRATIONS IN SEKHUKHUNE

“We have built 476 clinics in Limpopo and 216 of those operate 24 hours. The construction of the Limpopo Central Academic Hospitals is well underway.

“In 2010, we reached 80 per cent access to water, reaching more communities, because of various countervailing factors, we have experienced a decline to 69.1 per cent. We are worried about this.”

“Regarding our tarred road network, we have covered more than 6 thousand kilometres since April 1994. Almost all rural areas in Limpopo are now having tarred road.”

There were also messages of support from the Commission for Gender Equality and the IEC. The history of Human Rights Day is grounded in the Sharpeville Massacre. The dreadful day took place on the 21st of March 1960. This is after the apartheid police shot and killed 69 people during a peaceful protest march.