Reflecting on Human Rights Day and what more needs to be done

Eusebius McKaiser reflects on South Africa’s commitment to ensuring the socio-economic rights of all citizens are fulfilled.

McKaiser says many do not experience the Constitution as a ‘living breathing everyday document’.

Speaking about the existing gap in South Africa’s human rights vision and the reality on the ground, caller Thabani insists that previous generations have failed in carrying out the set of values and laws set out in the Constitution.

As a youth of this country, they have failed me in that that we have no bargaining tools to bring to society as black people.

Thabani, 702 caller

We, throughout the millennia, have been oppressed and beaten and fed the western forms of living.

Thabani, 702 caller

Some callers have a different take on the matter and say South Africa is a work in progress.

If we take things one day at a time we will get there. All these countries who are first world they didn’t just do it in 20 years, they still have problems even today.

Robert, 702 caller

Listen to some more of what 702 callers have had to say on Human Rights Day...


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