Anti-racism week kicks off

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File: A broad national nation-building, social cohesion, and anti-racism convention is being planned for February 1 in Johannesburg.

File: A broad national nation-building, social cohesion, and anti-racism convention is being planned for February 1 in Johannesburg.

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File: A broad national nation-building, social cohesion, and anti-racism convention is being planned for February 1 in Johannesburg.

File: A broad national nation-building, social cohesion, and anti-racism convention is being planned for February 1 in Johannesburg.

JOHANNESBURG - It&39;s the first day of anti-racism week.

The campaign is driven by the Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada Foundations.

Eighty civil society groups are joining in under the umbrella of the Anti-Racism Network of South Africa.

The campaign comes as racial tension continues to plague the country.

It aims to create broader public awareness of racism, and how it affects individuals and society.

 

Ahmed Kathrada Foundation CEO, Neeshan Balton says that the campaign would focus on different sectors of society for the duration of the year, namely the workplace, sports, communities and tertiary institutions.

Schools have been encouraged to organise talks on racism.

University students are being urged to hold workshops and seminars on racial issues.