As we celebrate Human Rights Month, The South African Human Rights Commission says human rights violations have increased in South Africa.
The commission says one of the contributing factors is the fact that many South Africans have no respect for the rule of law. But nothing prepared South Africa for the violent and brutal murder of Thoriso Themane’s as his death drew widespread outcry and condemnation and an online petition demanding justice. Our programmes mark an interesting shift in our work – away from defining reconciliation merely in terms of peaceful coexistence to stressing the element of development, poverty alleviation, restitution, equality and justice as bases for a sustainable peace. Youth upliftment programmes is critical and ongoing work by Freedom Park in fighting the scourge of drug abuse and building a better future for themselves.