Mar 2017 2nd Edition

Lead the fight against racism

The Anti-Racism Network South Africa (ARNSA) is hosting Anti-Racism Week from March 14-21

The network includes some 60 organisations across various provinces and is spearheaded by the Ahmed Kathrada and Nelson Mandela Foundations.

The annual campaign culminates on March 21, marked as Human Rights Day in South Africa and globally as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

The week aims to raise awareness nationally about racism, challenging all sectors of society as well as individuals, to do more to #TakeOnRacism. It encourages people to learn and talk about racism, and speak out and act against it.

Very much like Mandela Day, Anti-Racism Week encourages ordinary South Africans to get involved in activities aimed at eradicating racism.

Get involved

Schools for instance, are called upon to host anti-racism assemblies, while faith-based institutions could dedicate their sermons during the week to addressing issues of race. Similarly, workplaces could host lunchtime discussions against racism, while sports teams could dedicate particular matches in support of the campaign.

Do whatever you can to challenge racism!

For more information on how to be part of the #TakeOnRacism campaign, visit or follow @AntiRacismNet on Twitter.

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