South African government started to work on a 67-page document called the National Action Plan. The NAP is designed to deal with racism, xenophobia, and discrimination in general.
According to the Justice and Constitutional Development Deputy Minister John Jeffrey, the country needs this plan. Jeffrey also said that the NAP became a culmination of an extensive process that had started back in 2015.
The NAP was launched in honour of Ahmed Kathrada who had played a significant role in shaping the plan.
The NAP was welcomed by the regional head of UN office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Abigail Noko and the EU ambassador Marcus Cornaro.
“The NAP should specify who should take action, establish a time frame and a budget and provide for monitoring and evaluation. It should also be a public document that is widely disseminated,” Noko SAID.
It is reported that the plan is going to be translated into 10 other languages.
Jeffrey also stated that the launch of the NAP was the first step in a “non-short-term” fight against racism and inequality.