Cabinet has called on South Africans to make constructive inputs to the draft National Action Plan to combat racism, discrimination, xenophobia and re-lated intolerances.
The public can submit their comments before the 30 June 2016 deadline for the fi-nal document that will be submitted to cabi-net for approval.
“The plan provides the basis for a public policy against racial discrimination that will assist in giving effect to our international hu-man rights obligations,” cabinet said in a statement.
It is also envisaged that the NAP will pro-vide for specific outcomes and a technical guiding framework for government's poli-cies, programmes and strategies to combat racial discrimination, and is a step towards complying with the obligation to give effect to the constitutional value of equality and non-discrimination.
Government has dedicated the month of March to Human Rights Month.
The month is been commemorated under the theme South Africa united against ra-cism and will reinforce government's com-mitment to the Bill of Rights as enshrined in the Constitution. GCIS