‘SA runs risk of paying lip service to societal ills’
The Nelson Mandela Foundation says more needs to be done to apply the Constitution and ensure its promises are delivered.
JOHANNESBURG – As South Africans observe Human Rights Day, the Nelson Mandela Foundation is warning that food security, high inequality and unemployment remain major concerns for the country.
The foundation says the country runs the risk of paying lip service to its societal ills, and more needs to be done to apply the Constitution and ensure its promises are delivered in the everyday lives of people it was meant to serve.
..is a right that should be exercised, South Africa runs the risk of only paying lip service to its societal ills. Individual & collective.. pic.twitter.com/U1MPM4jcbk— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) March 21, 2017
The foundation's Sello Hatang says, “In terms of our constitutional framework that we have, many young people question the Constitution because they say 'it is not for me, it has not delivered those basic rights that you say that it should give me’, and socio-economic rights are right at the heart of that and we are saying all of us must do our best.”
(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)