Welcome to the South African Embassy website. Please find below the highlights for this month and specific activities that were facilitated by the Embassy;
Human Rights Month and Human Rights Day on 21 March
Human Rights Month is commemorated in March to remind South Africans about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of democracy in South Africa. The theme of Human Rights Month this year is "The year of unity, socio-economic renewal and nation Building". Human Rights Day on 21 March falls within this period.
Human Rights Day in South Africa is historically linked with 21 March 1960, and the events of Sharpeville. On that day 69 people died and 180 were wounded when police fired on a peaceful crowd that had gathered in protest against the Pass laws. This day marked an affirmation by ordinary people, rising in unison to proclaim their rights. It became an iconic date in South Africa’s history that today South Africans commemorate as Human Rights Day as a reminder of our rights and the cost paid for our treasured human rights. Read More..
INFORMATION TO SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS IN TURKEY South African citizens residing in Turkey, please take note of the
Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on measures to combat COVID-19 epidemic 15 March 2020 Fellow South
The Heads of Mission of Kenya and South Africa were invited to attend the seminar “Making Business in Africa” by the