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National Action Plan to combat Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (2016 – 2021) - Draft for public consultation

NAPWHAT IS THE DRAFT NATIONAL ACTION PLAN (NAP)?
The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ&CD) has spearheaded the development of a draft National Action Plan (NAP) to Combat Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, in collaboration with various other role-players which include civil society. The draft will inform a plan which provides the basis for the development of a comprehensive public policy against racial
discrimination, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance. It brings stakeholders together to discuss the challenge of combating all forms of intolerances.

WHERE DOES THE DRAFT NAP ORIGINATE FROM?
The process relating to the development of a NAP for South Africa emanated from the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA) adopted at the 3rd World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (WCAR) which was hosted by South Africa in Durban, in 2001.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF NAP?
The overall purpose of the NAP is to build a non-racial, nonsexist society based on the values of human dignity, equality and the advancement of human rights and freedom. It intends to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, through among others:

  • promoting human dignity through the promotion and protection of human rights;
  • raising awareness of anti-racism, equality and antidiscrimination issues among public officials, civil society and the general public, mobilising support from a wide range of
    people;
  • encouraging the collection of data regarding racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and allow for a more comprehensive assessment of the needs of victims
    to effectively combat it;
  • ensuring that the concerns of individuals and groups encountering racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance are more effectively addressed;
  • increasing the effectiveness and coherence of measures against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance including fi nancial and human resources;
  • deepening commitment to eliminate racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance through appropriate programmes aimed at reaching achievable targets;
  • strengthening programmes for individuals and groups encountering racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance in education, health, employment, housing, food security, social services and access to justice including where necessary through appropriate remedies;
  • facilitating the amendment and or adoption of legislation with a view to improving the protection of victims;
  • generating a more equal society and strengthening the rule of law and democracy.

Follow this link to download the NAP Phamplet.

Read the full document PDF National Action Plan to combat Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (2016 – 2021) [1.39mb].

The closing date for comments/submissions is 30 June 2016.

How can you make inputs towards the draft NAP?
The draft NAP is available at all Thusong Service Centres and Regional Offices of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.

Add your voice to the draft plan. You can send your inputs to: nap@justice.gov.za

Enquiries can be directed to: Ms Danaline Franzman, Chief Director: Social Justice and Participatory Democracy, Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Tel: +27 (0) 12 315 1500/1487

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Calendar of Provincial Consultations

Provincial consultations on the NAP will be held as follows:

  • KZN (Tuesday, 7 June 2016, Royal Hotel, Durban)
  • Gauteng (Monday, 20 June 2016, St Georges’ Hotel & Conference Centre, Irene)
  • North West (POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
  • Mpumalanga (Wednesday, 22 June 2016, Greenway Woods Resort, Near White River)
  • Northern Cape (Thursday, 23 June 2016, VEK Hall, Jan de Klerk Street, Upington)
  • Free State (Saturday, 25 June 2016, The King’s Haven Country, Bloemfontein)
  • Eastern Cape (Tuesday, 28 June 2016, International Convention Centre, East London)
  • Western Cape (Wednesday, 29 June 2016, Townhouse Hotel, Cape Town)
  • Limpopo (Thursday, 30 June 2016, Meropa Casino, Limpopo)

Contact person regarding programme/content: Ms Elize du Toit on email: ElizDuToit@justice.gov.za
Contact person regarding logistical information: Ms Itumeleng Morakile on email: IMorakile@justice.gov.za

Messages of support

Follow this link to read the messages of support/endorsements offered for the NAP process by various organisations.

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