The South African government has said it is committed to eliminating racism in all its forms and has launched a nationwide “code of conduct” to combat racism in the country.
The Code of Conduct for the Prevention of Racism in the Republic of South Africa (PCSAR) was issued by the country’s Minister of State for Public Works and Government Reform, Vithu Prasad.
“The code is an important step forward in the fight against racism,” Minister Prasade said.
“Inclusiveness is the core value of South African society.
We must work together to achieve this goal,” Prasada added.”
It is important that we not forget that our history is littered with racist acts and discrimination against the black community.
It is not acceptable to treat one another as less than human,” Pradade added.
The South African parliament, the National Assembly, will vote on the new Code of Practice on Tuesday.
It aims to “end racism by all means necessary”, and aims to promote equality and promote social justice for all.