December is Reconciliation Month and the theme this year is “bridging the divide towards a non-racial society”. As government, we recognise the lingering effects of the past apartheid racist order and its continued influence in the present. Race continues to be a barometer for privilege.
The Constitution envisions a South African society that is non-racist, non-sexist and democratic. This month, take a visible stand against racism! Let’s work together in ensuring that the ideals of our Constitution are realised.
President Jacob Zuma will be delivering the Key Note address at the National Day of Reconciliation event on the 16 December 2016 at the Black Aces Sports Grounds, Gopane in North West.
The theme for Reconciliation Month “Bridging the divide towards a non-racial society” is used to promote reconciliation, peace and social cohesion on which the country’s new democratic dispensation was founded.
Call to action: Government calls upon all South African citizens to take a visible stand against racism. Let’s work together in ensuring that the ideals of our Constitution are realised.