Attention: News Editors / Journalists / Press Members

Date: 04 March 2021


The Sport, Arts and Culture Minister, Mr. Nathi Mthethwa together with Department of Justice & Constitutional Development Minister, Mr. Ronald Lamola invite members of the media to the launch of Human Rights Month on Friday, 05 March 2021 at Moses Twebe Community hall in Dimbaza, East London in the Eastern Cape.

The 2021 Human Rights Month Launch will take place under the theme, THE YEAR OF CHARLOTTE MAXEKE: PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE AGE OF COVID-19”.  This years’ theme pays tribute to the 150th anniversary of the liberation struggle heroin and human rights campaigner, Charlotte Maxeke.

Joined by the Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Sport, Recreation Arts and Culture MEC, Ms. Fezeka Nkomonye, Minister Mthethwa and Minister Lamola will unveil the 2021 Human Rights Month long programme of activities.

Given the growing scourge of Gender Based Violence & Femicide (GBVF) and the human need for healing, Government will launch the 2021 Human Rights Month programme through a national dialogue on human rights violation and GBVF and other social ills.  A panel of experts will also engage and deliberate on issues of nation building and social cohesion.

 Prior to the dialogue, Ministers and his entourage will also lead a 5km walk to intensify Government’s stance on human rights violation and GBVF matters. The 5km walk will start and end at the Moses Twebe Community hall from 08h30 – 09h30.

NB: -To adhere to COVID regulations media is encouraged to RSVP prior to attending.

Launch event & the Dialogue will unfold as follows:

Date: 05 March 2021

Time: 10h00-12h00

Venue: Moses Twebe Community Hall in Dimbaza, East London

The event will also be streamed live from DSAC social media platforms as follows:

Facebook: @SportArtsCultureRSA

Youtube: @SportArtsCultureRSA

Instagram: @SportArtsCultureRSA

Twitter:  @SportArtsCultur

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Issued by the Department of Sport, Recreation ArtS and Culture – Eastern Cape

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