Speaker, I move without notice: That the House -
1) notes that 25 March marks the annual commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade;
2) recalls that the tragic transatlantic slave trade, which was one of the darkest chapters in human history, lasted for 400 years, despite a spirited resistance by millions of enslaved peoples;
3) further recalls that between 15 to 20 million people, - men, women and children - were deported from their homes and sold as slaves in the different slave trading systems;
4) believes that the yearly remembrance of this darkest chapter in world history should serve as an opportunity to reflect on those that suffered and perished at the hands of slavery; and
5) calls upon South Africans of different persuasions to use this occasion to raise awareness among the world's youth about the dangers of racism and prejudice. Agreed to.