But, in 2015, just what are we celebrating? While our Constitution guarantees human rights for all, police brutality did not die along with apartheid. The Marikana massacre in 2012 is just one example of a continuing disregard for basic human rights. Hundreds of people die in police custody each year.
As our violent history continues to repeat itself in the “new” South Africa, it’s worth remembering that struggle for human rights continues.