Sharpeville – Human Rights Day


weeping stone

Exactly a year ago was my first morning on African soil, it began with a 2am call time and a drive to the graves at Sharpeville for the 50th anniversary of the massacre.  21 March 1960, death of men, women and children. 69 graves all in a line. Hundreds more were injured. Time article on The Sharpeville Massacre link

The day marked a turning point in this country’s history. In 1994, Mandela declared 21 March as Human Rights Day, a national holiday.


The journey with Sal and Hugh Masekela across the country with the team from Hock Films was to say the least … an experience.  An impact on every aspect of life.

On this 51st anniversary of Sharpeville, we wish South Africa a meaningful Human Rights Day.


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