Justice and Constitutional Development Minister, Ronald Lamola has strongly condemned the racist incident between two students at Stellenbosch University last week and reiterated the country’s Constitution is a social contract binding citizens to create an inclusive South Africa.
He was addressing the South African conference marking the 20th Anniversary of the World Conference Against Racism. The racist incident at the university emerged after a video of a white student urinating on a black student’s study desk and material began to circulate on social media last week.
A base line study to determine the levels of racism, anti-foreigner sentiment, homophobia and racial incidents, inter-racial relations and perceptions of national identity is expected to be released today. The study has been commissioned by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development and was conducted by the HSRC.
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