Thursday | 07 May | 2020
This pandemic is not a crisis that only affects certain people; the whole of South Africa has been plunged into a crisis. All businesses have been hit hard, but unlike the virus, government is going to look at your race and discriminate against you based on your skin colour.
If there was still any doubt about our government’s priorities then this reaction has settled the issue. In effect, government has made it unlawful for white people to own a smaller-sized business. Government ordered all businesses to close their doors but will only fund and help those who meet their race requirements.
We have been aware of the ANC’s dreadful race ideology for quite some time already. This response of theirs to the pandemic is only the latest – and grossest – example of it. When we are saying no, it is not just a no to these racially-based packages – it is a no to government’s racism.
We have already appealed to the Constitutional Court to ensure that justice prevails over blatant racial discrimination. This case is but one battle in our war against government’s racism. We have to take it further. The whole world must realise what government is up to every day and what they are.
Racial discrimination is unacceptable and is condemned the world over. However, in South Africa, blatant racial discrimination and classification are still omnipresent realities. While the rest of the world strives towards more tolerance and peace between groups we are still seeing how discrimination based on race is taking place in schools, universities, in the workplace and even during a crisis in South Africa.
Solidarity is taking a stand. We are heading to the highest authorities in the world to lay charges against the South African government. The South African government is ignoring the norms, values and citizens’ rights that are internationally recognised as universal human rights. Our only recourse is to file a complaint with the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). In doing so, we want to force government to treat races equally. This charge demands nothing that is special, out of the ordinary or that is exorbitant. All Solidarity demands is to have normal race relations. We simply demand equality before the law.
We say no for the sake of those who have been left behind because of the colour of their skin. We say no to discrimination. We say no because it is our duty.
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* All information was correct at the time of publication.