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Deadline extended for submission of inputs on the Draft National Action Plan to Combat Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (NAP)

06 July 2016

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is pleased to announce that due to public and stakeholder interest, the due date for inputs to the Draft National Action Plan to Combat Racism, Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance has been extended to 31 August 2016.

The Department, together with other role players, spearheaded the development of draft NAP which will provide basis for the development of a comprehensive public policy at both private and public level. The NAP is not intended to replace existing laws and policies but rather to be complimentary to existing legislation, policies and framework which address equality, equity and transformation.

The draft NAP was approved by the Cabinet on 09 December 2015 and has been made available on the departmental website for public comments since 18 December 2015. Thus far, the department has conducted eight (8) provincial consultations.

Once finalised, the NAP will be valid for five years and renewed on an annual basis. This means that those who could not make input by the end of August this year, will still have an opportunity to comment on the plan as it will be reviewed on annual basis. The Department calls on all sectors of society to take advantage of the extend period of consultation and make their inputs before the end of August 2016.  

It is our collective responsibility to ensure that the final draft of the NAP reflects our views and assist in building a cohesive and tolerant society.

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

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