Emfuleni News

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.

Residents of Emfuleni are Water-Wise!

Mme Rejoice Mabudafhasi, the Deputy Minister Water and Environmental Affairs, congratulated Emfuleni Local Municipality for being the winners of the 2013 Water Sector Awards on Water Conservation and Water Demand Management (WC/WDM) in the local or domestic government front.

At the awards ceremony that took place at Gallagher Estate recently, Emfuleni Local Municipality beat Drakenstein Municipality, which is from the Western Cape and the New Castle Municipality of KwaZulu- Natal to the throne.

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