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SA Celebrates 21st Anniversary of 2001 UN World Conference against Racism in Durban – SABC News

Today marks the 21st anniversary of the Third World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance.

The commemoration comes at a time when racism and the superiority of whites are gaining ground worldwide and in South Africa as well. The World Conference against Racism was held in 2001 in Durban, South Africa.

Former President Thabo Mbeki, as host, worked hard to rescue a collapsing conference.

The United States and Israel withdrew from the conference after the two countries objected to a draft document equating Zionism with racism.

Twenty years later, the challenges of racism and related intolerance still exist.

According to Justice and Penitentiary Minister Ronald Lamola, there is no reason to accuse anyone of racism.

“The incident in Stellenbosch has been too much in recent months. Such barbaric events must be condemned. There is no reason to accuse a 21 student of racism. ”

In his weekly letter, President Cyril Ramaphosa warned against racist acts and referred to the recent incident. Stellenbosch University, where a white student is urinating on the clothes of a black student.

Ronald Lamola also called on African leaders to help deal with the continent’s migration.

According to Lamola, “The African continent needs to find a common vision, a common approach to immigration, and we need to be able to respond in a way that helps host countries like South Africa.”

President Ramaphosa says racism must be confronted and he says the supremacy of whites must not be tolerated.

President Ramaphosa calls on the education sector at Stellenbosch University to take action against racism:

SA Celebrates 21st Anniversary of 2001 UN World Conference against Racism in Durban – SABC News

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