South Africans in Ghana observe Human Rights Day

South Africans in Ghana observe Human Rights Day

Her Excellency Grace Jeanet Mason, South Africa’s

High Commissioner addressing the gathering

South Africans in Gha­na gathered recently at the High Commissioner’s residence in Accra to observe Human Rights Day.

Human Rights Day is commemorated annually on March 21, to remind South Africans about the sacrifices that accompanied the strug­gle for the attainment of democracy in South Africa.

Held under the theme; ‘Consolidating and sustaining human rights culture into the future’, the event saw some Ghanaiansin attendance.

Some guests at the event

Speaking at the event, Her Excellency Grace Jeanet Mason, South Africa’s High Commissioner to Ghana, said Africans were one people with a common destiny and vision.

“But for me, and what were are here to do is to promote Pan-Africanism at the apex of our agenda,” she noted.

She added that African cultures were inextricably linked to languages and cuisines among others, and urged South Africans who find themselves in other countries not to forget about their roots.

“We are a very resilient nation, together, we can overcome anything,” Her Excellency Grace Jeanet Mason said.

According to her, she has made a lot of friends in the past two years and also promoted a good re­lationship with Ghanaians.

She com­mended the media for promoting and telling the South African story by over the years.

The Counsellor In-Charge of Political Af­fairs, Thando Dalamba, said the South African govern­ment promotes and protects Human Rights,” Today we observe the Sharpeville and Langa Massacres which happened on the same day in 1960.”

He added that the day honoured those who fought for liberation and celebrated the many laws in their con­stitution which guaranteed Human Rights.

Officers from Brand South Africa also took the gather­ing through some investment opportunities in South Africa.

The event powered by Brandflow Ghana, an inte­grated Marketing Commu­nications company special­ising in Event Management, attracted some Ghanaian businessmen and creative industry stakeholders.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme

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