Emfuleni News

2nd Emfuleni Arts and Culture Summit

Artists and musicians descended at Emfuleni Local Municipality's council chamber to attend the Arts and Culture Summit on the 17th January 2014. This summit was the second of its kind to be held in the area under the theme “Skills, Sector Growth and Sustainability”.

The summit focused on creating new models for arts and culture development within Emfuleni which include the introduction of new ways of funding cultural development, strengthening leadership of the sector locally and nationally, tackling barriers to the growth of creative business and ensuring that there are creative skills in the area for the future.

Human Rights Day 2014 commemorated in Sharpeville

Thousands of South Africans descended at George Thabe Cricket Pitch in Sharpeville, Gauteng to commemorate the Human Rights day on Friday, 21 March 2014. The theme for this year's Human Rights Day was “Celebrating 20 years of changing lives through human rights”.

Many screamed, ululated and sang when President Jacob Zuma’s name was mentioned. Justice Minister Jeff Radebe reminded the crowd why they had gathered at the stadium. “The democratic government declared March 21 Human Rights Day to commemorate and honour those who fought for the liberation and the rights we enjoy today. South Africa's Constitution is hailed as one of the most progressive in the world. The Constitution is the ultimate protector of the people's Human Rights, which were previously denied to the majority of our people under Apartheid” he said.

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