A call for unity against racism

The Anti-Racism Network has launched an anti-racism week in Sharpeville, saying people should use social media to advocate for awareness. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Racism. It's a problem that doesn't appear to be going anywhere.

And now, the Anti-Racism Network is calling on South Africans to unite against the scourge.

The group was formed by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.

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It's launched an anti-racism week in Sharpeville, saying people should use social media to advocate for awareness. 

“We need to be vigilant about racism, we need to tackle it on an ongoing basis," said Neeshan Bolton of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.

"We must never relax our guard because once we do that, racism and racists will find ways of spewing out their hate winning people to their cause.”

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Anti-racism week is only in March, but the network is already urging everyone to remember South Africa’s past and to speak to each other and about each other with sensitivity.

“Given that 21 March is the international day for the elimination of racism, we would want to use today to make a call that on the 21st of March must be a day for international action against racism" said Bolton.

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