‘SA should not be complacent to racism, economic exclusion’
Baleka Mbete is speaking at the SAHRC 20-year anniversary and national conference on racism in Midrand.
Mbete was speaking at the South African Human Rights Commission's 20-year anniversary and national conference on racism at Gallagher Estate in Midrand.
The two-day conference is aimed at addressing the impact of racism in the country and how far the commission has come in promoting equal rights.
The national assembly speaker says while South Africans shouldn't fuel the flames of the past, citizens must all confront the challenges that face the country.
#SAHRC Mbete: What ever affects one of us directly affects all of us indirectly. TK— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) March 14, 2016
Mbete says the landscape of opportunities still reflect the contours of apartheid.
She adds that South Africa's history is evidence that this country can fight anything including racism to build a united and inclusive society.
#SAHRC Mbete: What makes us unique is that we have fought wars, launched mighty unions to transform our country.TK— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) March 14, 2016