Today is a stark reminder of the tragic Sharpville massacre in 1960, where 69 people died being shot at by the police as they protested against the vicious pass laws. We have come a long way in developing a culture of human rights and restoring the dignity of our people. We are a resilient nation and also by nature a very humane kind of people. We have over the years embraced a shared humanity towards one another. We believe that my humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. Human rights start with being human. We sometimes fall into the temptation to externalise the changes we want to see in the world. Change will have to start with me first.