The Sygnia CEO has apologised for getting it horribly wrong in a well-meaning tweet on Human Rights Day.
The concept of human rights should be treated as a verb, the consistent action of making sure that we as a nation correct, unlearn and rebuild.
We must never forget where we come from, but at the same time not allow the past to define our future.
South Africans celebrate Human Rights Day today.
On Human Rights Day, formerly known as Sharpeville Day, The Huffington Post South Africa looks at recent events that show where we stand on human rights.