The Sport, Arts and Culture Minister, Mr. Nathi Mthethwa together with Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Mr. Ronald Lamola launched the Human Rights Month on Friday, 05 March 2021 at Moses Tswebe Community hall in Dimbaza.

Joined by the Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Sport, Recreation Arts and Culture MEC, Ms. Fezeka Nkomonye, Minister Mthethwa and Minister Lamola unveiled the 2021 Human Rights Month-long programme of activities.

Given the growing scourge of Gender Based Violence & Femicide (GBVF) and the human need for healing, the Government will launch the 2021 Human Rights Month programme through a national dialogue on human rights violation and GBVF and other social ill.  A panel of experts also engaged and deliberated on issues of nation building and social cohesion.

Prior the dialogue, Ministers and their entourage led a 5km walk to intensify government’s stance on human rights violation and GBVF matters.