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Human Rights Month is commemorated in March to remind South Africans about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of democracy in South Africa. Human Rights Day on 21 March falls within this period.

South Africa is regarded as beacon of hope on the continent and internationally in the promotion and protection of human rights.

South Africans are called on to celebrate living in a country that guarantees that never again will our humanity be taken from any South African, irrespective of their race, gender, creed or sexual orientation.

We all have a responsibility to ensure that our human rights record and history are preserved and strengthened for future generations.

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