AfriForum launches anti-racism unit

2017-09-11 18:29
Ernst Roets, AfriForum. (Theana Breugem)

Ernst Roets, AfriForum. (Theana Breugem)

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Cape Town - Lobby group AfriForum launched an anti-racism unit in Centurion, Tshwane, on Monday, to fight all forms of racism and hate speech, the organisation announced.

Led by AfriForum deputy chief executive for communications Ernst Roets, the organisation said it would also fight double standards regarding racism and hate speech.

"Our research persistently indicates that white racism is constantly aggressively condemned, while black racism is often ignored, or even defended in some cases. To fight one form of racism while accepting, defending or even promoting another form of racism, is also a form of racism."

The unit's activities would include discussions on the issue, consistent condemnation of racism, data collection and analysis, civil litigation and private prosecution.

AfriForum already runs a number of campaigns opposing quotas for sports teams and raising awareness around farm murders.

The organisation has also laid charges against people inciting others on social media.
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