Ahmed Kathrada Foundation
"Mandela, Sisulu and Kathrada’s generation have done their bit to conceptualise and shape the development of a non-racial South Africa. This Anti-Racism Week, we should all be asking ourselves what we are doing today to ensure that post-apartheid racism is challenged in all its forms. We should recommit to #TakeOnRacism with greater determination. It is the least we can do, so that our children will one day know that we were also a generation that cared."
The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation welcomes the Constitutional Court ruling in favour of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) against an employee who called his team leader a ‘kaffir’.
The Foundation commended the Court on upholding one of core values of the Constitution, that being the ideal of a non-racial South Africa.
The Court yesterday found that the use of the term was ‘very egregious, derogatory and humiliating’ and amounted to hate speech. This would require fair but firm action, the Court said, to contribute to the eradication of racism.
Outgoing Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, is set to deliver the keynote address on #WhatMustRise at the 7th Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Annual Lecture on Saturday, October 15.
The event takes place at the Sci-Bono Auditorium in Johannesburg at 2.30pm.
Advocate Madonsela’s address is expected to focus on nation building and the ideals of a ‘just, equal, democratic and non-racial South Africa’, with political analyst and academic, Professor Mcebisi Ndletyana, as a respondent to the lecture.
By Zinzile Mavuso
The Anti-Racism Network South Africa (ARNSA) held a round table discussion on June 30 at the Nelson Mandela Foundation to discuss the role of sports in combating racism. Communications Intern, Zinzile Mavusa attended the meeting and shares her insights.
Aimed at exploring the opportunities of sports and its cohesive culture as a catalyst to address the issue of racism, the discussion session proved to be both informative and inclusive in the endeavours of the network.