The Anti-Racism Network South Africa (ARNSA) will on Thursday, 28 February, host the media launch of Anti-Racism Week 2019.
The event will be held at the Human Rights Room, Constitution Hill (Old Fort section), 11 Kotze Street, Johannesburg at 2pm.
Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, is expected to speak, while several Anti-Racism Week Patrons will be present. This includes Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom, school pupil and anti-racism activist Zulaikha Patel, African Union Youth Advisory Council member Dr Shakira Chooara, actor Sello Maake Ka-Ncube and former TV presenter and model, Janez Vermeiren.
Anti-Racism Week is held annually from March 14-21, though the media launch takes place ahead of this, to encourage all sectors of society to participate in the week itself.
The theme and visuals for the week will also be made public at the launch, along with a basic overview of the week’s activities.
Anti-Racism Week is being hosted for the fourth time in South Africa by ARNSA. ARNSA was established by the Ahmed Kathrada and Nelson Mandela Foundations in 2015.
Its secretariat also includes the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), and the Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy (CANRAD). A number of other organisations in various provinces are part of the network.
It is essential to RSVP for the launch. Please send RSVP by emailing or whatsapping Delani Majola – firstname.lastname@example.org or 078 5474 981.