Abramjee: South Africans, Play Your Part this Human Rights Month


AbramjeeOperation Hydrate’s Yusuf Abramjee will be in Swartruggens, North West, to urge all South Africans to unite and help each other during Human Rights Month. (Image: Sandile Khumalo)

March is Human Rights Month in South Africa and Play Your Part will be celebrating it in the town of Swartruggens in North West this year. Given the drought and racial tensions the country is facing, the event will look at how human rights can play a role in uniting people and making sure that each person has access to basic needs such as water.

Operation Hydrate is one organisation that has been uniting people around South Africa. It has brought much-needed relief to drought-stricken areas of the country. In a recent interview with North West FM, Operation Hydrate’s Yusuf Abramjee said that in spite of the challenges, we should still be patriotic, be good citizens and uphold the country’s Constitution. For individuals to play their part, they should engage with their communities and authorities.

So far, Operation Hydrate has distributed 9 million litres of water throughout the country, and is still going. It calls on corporates, sports teams and ordinary individuals to donate water.

Listen to Abramjee’s full radio interview here:

Contact Yaseen Theba on 082 494 2824 to find out how you can contribute to Operation Hydrate’s water drive. For more information, follow the initiative on Twitter or on its Facebook page.


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