Crime, racism, poverty threats to democracy

2008-03-21 00:00

CRIME, racism and poverty are the main social ills that continue to pose a threat to the country’s long-term stability and democracy.

This is the warning issued by the Human Rights Commission (HRC) on the eve of Human Rights Day today.

“It is common cause that violence and brutality, coupled with discrimination and victimisation, seriously threaten the consolidation of our democracy …,” HRC spokesman Vincent Moaga said.

He said racism is still alive and well in the country, adding that South Africans need to tackle it head-on while striving towards reconciliation and social transformation.

“Reconciliation properly understood would not only include apologising for the past, but also committing to making good the ills of the past. This would fit quite squarely with the objectives of transformation.”

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