What is the ARNSA?

The Anti-Racism Network of South Africa (ARNSA) is an alliance of organisations working to respond to racism in South Africa. The Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation facilitated the formation of ARNSA and currently serve as the secretariat.


Guiding principles

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Guiding Principles Document  

Organisations forming the network

Academy of Sport Alchemy / Golden Youth Club ActionAid
Activate Leadership African Centre for Migration and Society
Ahmed Kathrada Foundation AIESEC University of Pretoria
Apartheid Museum ASRI Future Leaders Fellowship Programme
Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Black Sash
British Council Centre for the Advancement of Nonracialism and Democracy (CANRAD)
Central University of Technology (CUT) City Year
Co-operative for Research and Education (CORE) Constitution Hill
Corruption Watch Department of Justice
Department of Sport and Recreation Dr Viljoen Hoerskool
Equal Education Foundation Fietas Museum
Ghandi Memorial Committee Human Sciences Research Council
Inkulu Freeheid Institute for Justice and Reconciliation
Inyathelo: Sustainable Higher Education Jesuit institute of South Africa
Jewish Board of Deputies Jewish Voice for Peace
June 16 Foundation Sophie A Kanza Foundation
Lillies Leaf Trust Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA)
Mohobo Teacher & Parent Fundraising and Support Foundation Moral Regeneration Movement
Museum Africa My Hands and Heart
Nelson Mandela Foundation Nerd Africa
Pietermaritzburg Gandhi Memeorial Committee Palistine Solidarity Alliance
Reach For A Dream Foundation Saint Stithians High School
Siriti Institute South African Catholic Bishops Conference
Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference South African Council of Churches
South African Municipal Workers Union Steve Biko Foundation
Sydenham Community Tamil Federation
Teenagers Against Drug Abuse Thabo Mbeki Foundation
University of Free State University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
University of South Africa University of the Witwatersrand
Vaal University of Technology Wits Centre for Diversity Studies 
Young and Able Youth Desk, Office of the Presidency
Youth for Human Rights Zakheni Arts Therapy Foundation

How to join

Organisations or individuals can participate in the work of ARNSA by joining any of the planned activities. Contact ARNSA for details.

For more details on how to get involved, email seanakf@gmail.com

membership form

ARNSA membership declaration

Organisation pro forma letter

Anti-Racism Week

Becoming... conceptually enables the inclusion of diverse and multiple philosophies and practices of fighting racism, and working on becoming a more just and equal society. Embracing complexities also enables experimentation within local contexts while retaining an overall cohesive message.


Monday: Be aware
Tuesday: Be frank
Wednesday: Be challenged
Thursday: Be brave
Friday: Be conscious
Saturday: Be just
Sunday: Becoming...

To be a part of this exciting project please email seanakf@gmail.com with your ideas and projects

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