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Cosatu hosts open-air Human Rights Day concert in CT

The union says it has availed trains at various areas to working class communities can attend the concert.

Members of Cosatu sing and dance outside of Parliament Cape Town during a march where they handed over a list of demands to government. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN
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CAPE TOWN – Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) is hosting an open-air concert at Muizenberg beach today.

The concert, a commemoration of Human Rights Day, is in line with the theme with a focus on racism.

Cosatu’s Tony Ehrenreich says, “We have arranged a few trains from all of the areas so that working class communities can get there. It is an attempt to unite the city, black and white, so that they can start - in a real way - dealing with the demon of racism. This event will feature a number of artists.”

Meanwhile, in Gauteng the Ahmed Kathrada and the Nelson Mandela foundations have organised 69 white people to honour and celebrate the same number of black people who were killed when police opened fire on protesters in Sharpeville 56 years ago.

Cabinet Ministers, Gauteng Premier David Makhura and other government officials were part of a wreath laying ceremony at the Phelindaba Cemetery where victims of the massacre are buried.

The crowd at the Sharpeville Cricket Pitch have been treated to entertainment, reminding them of the host of different cultures in South Africa, during speeches. 

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)

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