Participate in Iziko Museum’s Human Rights Day virtual public discussion

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Mar 17, 2021

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Cape Town - The Iziko Museums of South Africa is gearing up to host a virtual public discussion in commemoration of Human Rights Day.

Titled “What does Human Rights Day mean in the times of Covid-19 and post-apartheid South Africa?” the discussion will feature presentations by SA Human Rights Commissioner Reverend Chris Nissen, socio-economic equality advocate Kgotsi Chikane, and former South African ambassador to Japan, Mohau Pheko.

Human Rights Day is observed every year on March 21, in commemoration of the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre.

On that day compatriots across the country embarked on protest march against pass laws, led by the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania.

The apartheid police shot and killed 69 of the protesters at Sharpeville, many of them shot while fleeing; many people were also killed in other parts of the country.

The virtual public discussion will be hosted via Zoom, from 11am until 12.30pm.

Registrations can be done at

On Sunday, visits to selected Iziko Museums will also be free, including the Iziko South African Museum, the Iziko South African National Gallery and the Iziko Maritime Centre, located at Union Castle House at the V&A Waterfront.

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