In South Africa, Human Rights Day is 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. Today it is an iconic date in our country’s history that we commemorate as Human Rights Day as a reminder of our rights and the cost paid for our treasured human rights.
Uzwela Foundation decided to use this day to make hot dogs that we handed out to homeless people living on the streets of Kempton Park. Each person received a hotdog, apple and fruit juice. Everyone in the Van Eeden household stepped in to prepare and package the hotdogs.
We couldn’t take any photos on the streets, but we can assure our readers that the food was very much appreciated and well-received by all.