SA called to unite against racism

Pretoria - Cabinet has called on all South Africans to unite and denounce racism at home, in the community, at social gatherings, the workplace and on social media.

"We must all work together to achieve a united, non-racial and non-sexist democracy," said Cabinet on Thursday.

President Jacob Zuma will on 21 March 2016, lead Human Rights Day celebrations at Moses Mabhida Stadium in KwaZulu-Natal, under the theme 'South Africa united against racism'.

"As announced in the 2016 State of the Nation Address, this year's Human Rights Day will lay the foundation for a long-term programme of building a non-racial society," said Cabinet.

Imbizo Focus Week

Cabinet has also encouraged South Africans to actively participate and engage with political principals during National Imbizo Focus Week from 4 - 10 April.

The week will be held under the theme 'Together we move South Africa forward: Grow South Africa'. The week coincides with the Parliamentary Constituency Week and the commemoration of Freedom Month.

"The Imbizo Focus Week will highlight the implementation of the Nine-Point Plan that aims to boost economic growth and create much-needed jobs. It will also profile local government successes, including achievements yielded through the local government revitalisation plan - the Back-to-Basics approach.

"The week will also coincide with the final registration weekend ahead of the 2016 Municipal Elections, further providing an opportunity for principals to galvanise and mobilise South Africans through voter education outreaches to register and verify their voting details," Cabinet highlighted.