Phakamile Hlubi –Majola
Tomorrow the 21st of March marks Human Rights Day in South Africa. Historically the date 21 March 1960 is linked to events of Sharpeville, a township in South Africa. 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. On the show today I speak to Phakamile Hlubi –Majola a writer, social activist, and public speaker. She is also the National Spokesperson for the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA). I’m going to be speaking to her about workers’ rights and young people’s rights. What rights are young people yearning for right now and how can it be achieved?