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The origin of Human Rights Day

''Not yet Uhuru"


"Not yet Uhuru" is a Swahili phrase that means "not yet freedom" or "not yet independence." The phrase reflects the acknowledgment that although progress may have been made, true liberation or complete freedom has not yet been achieved.

One of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) linked to Human Rights Day in South Africa is SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities. This goal focuses on reducing inequalities within and among countries, including economic, social, and political inequalities.

In the context of South Africa, Human Rights Day serves as a reminder of the country's history of apartheid and the ongoing efforts to address the legacy of inequality and discrimination.

By commemorating Human Rights Day and reflecting on the struggles for equality and justice, South Africa can work towards achieving SDG 10 by implementing policies and initiatives that promote inclusive economic growth, ensure equal access to opportunities and resources for all citizens, and combat discrimination based on race, gender, or any other characteristic. Ultimately, advancing human rights in South Africa contributes to building a more just, equitable, and sustainable society, aligning with the principles and objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals.

What are you doing to ensure your descendants have a ''Just'' sustainable society?

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