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.
Anti-Racism Week is held annually in South Africa during Human Rights Month from March 14-21. It culminates on Human Rights Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
It is an annual focus week aimed at creating public awareness about racism, and how it affects individuals and broader society. It’s about ensuring that there is a countrywide focus on tackling racism and that it remains on the national agenda.
While Anti-Racism Week is initiated by ARNSA, it aims to get all sectors of society involved and encourages self-initiated activities during the week.
The campaign calls on all who live in South Africa to get involved in rooting out racism. We want people to understand the root causes of racism and how over centuries, it has shaped the DNA of our society. From slavery and colonialism to apartheid, racism’s roots run deep.
South Africa has, in the last few years, seen an upsurge of overt racial incidents, some of which have involved violence. We should be questioning what lies behind racist mentality, what fuels it and what can be done to change it. We believe that we should not just be tackling its manifestations, but the mindsets, inequalities, systems, policies, cultures and
conditions that sustain racism in post-apartheid South Africa.
To be part of this campaign email firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas and projects.
|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|