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Group tasked to tackle racism wants inequality to be dealt with

The group will work actively on the ground speaking to communities over the next three years.

Multiracial couples have been the target of racism. Picture: EWN
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JOHANNESBURG – A newly appointed group that will tackle racism says the country can't effectively deal with the issue until inequality has been addressed.
 
The panel consisting of reverends, business leaders, struggle stalwarts and other prominent leaders met for the first time in Johannesburg this morning. 
 
The team will work actively on the ground, speaking to communities over the next three years.
 
By next week, the eminent group will have identified key sectors in the province which need urgent attention to address racism. 
 
Gauteng Premier David Makhura says he is concerned about racism surfacing among the youth who are the future of the country.
 
“What happened with regards to the racial confrontation with our youth at campuses is something that gave us a wakeup call.”

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Chairperson judge Yvonne Mokgoro says it won't be an easy task.
 
“This group aims to take things to a much more practical level, who knows, even more research might have to be done.” 
 
The plan is to send group members into communities and schools to hold debates on nation building.

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)

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