How Do We End Racism In SA? Justice Department Wants Answers


The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJ&CD) has called on South Africans to contribute and provide answers on how to combat racism and other similar ills in South Africa.

DOJ & CD will be hosting a provincial consultation on the draft National Action Plan (NAP) to combat Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related intolerance in North West on Tuesday, 21 June 2016.

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The North West provincial consultation forms part of various engagements on the draft NAP that the department and various partners are hosting countrywide.

The consultation seeks to mobilize South Africans to constructively contribute towards the finalization of the NAP.

As learnt, the purpose of the NAP is to provide South Africa with a comprehensive policy framework to address Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance at both a private and public level.

You can submit your comments for the Draft NAP to combat the aforementioned ills before the stipulated 30 June 2016 deadline for the final document that will be submitted to Cabinet for approval.

DOJ & CD related that “the NAP is not intended to replace existing laws and policies. But rather, to be complimentary to the existing legislation, policies and framework, which address equality, equity and transformation.”

Reporting this, the South African government news site related that it is envisaged that the NAP will form the basis for the development of a comprehensive policy framework to fight racism.

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It “will provide for specific outcomes and a technical guiding framework for government’s policies, programmes and strategies to combat racial discrimination. And, is a step towards complying with the obligation to give effect to the constitutional value of equality and non-discrimination,” reported the State media.

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