How are you spending Human Rights Day?
Lifestyle Mar 21, 2021
Our first official public holiday for 2021 that counts… Whoop whoop! Yes, we’re celebrating Human Rights Day on Sunday, 21 March. We know, it’s not as exciting as a public holiday during the week, but hey, at least we get the Monday too!
However, debating about when public holidays are the best, is not quite the purpose of this blog. Actually, we would like to dive a bit deeper into the meaning of this day. We are aware that South Africans see a day off as the perfect reason to gather with friends and family and socialise around the braai, which is great!
What are your rights?
If someone asked you to write down your human rights, would you be able to? What would be your first point? We often forget about why public holidays exist and often don’t really care. Who’s to blame? We live in a world where time is not our friend and responsibilities keep piling up, that we cherish extra days to do absolutely minimal – being selfish.
Maybe you wouldn’t know what to write down other than ‘I have the right to be respected’ or ‘I have the right to share my opinion’, which isn’t incorrect… it’s all the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world, from birth until death. Your rights are based on shared values like dignity, fairness, equality, respect and independence, and is defined and protected by law.
You have rights as an individual, but you also have rights as a citizen to work with others to uphold the culture of human rights. It comes with responsibilities, and everyone has the responsibility to build a society that respects the rule of law.
Whether we’re at work, school, home, in our communities or even in Rosebank Mall, we need to demonstrate the kind of responsibility we would like to see in this country’s future. Our responsibility to ensure that our human rights record and history are preserved and strengthened for our children, and theirs’, are only in our hands.
Visit our site!
There are a couple of sites to visit, such as historical sites. There’s the Sharpeville Memorial and Exhibition Centre, Constitution Hill, The Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum, and Freedom Park, for example. These sites will tell the story of South Africa’s past and the struggle for democracy and human rights for all.
But if you’re not much of a history person, we welcome you with open arms through the doors of Rosebank Mall and through those of our tenants. It’s a pretty spectacular site too, if we had to say so ourselves. It’s also a place where we consider your human rights to move freely and have fun while shopping.
Keep an eye on our website for tenant promotions that’ll make your Human Rights Day totally worth it!
Happy Human Rights Day, Rosebank!