National Action Plan

The National Action Plan to combat Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance

In answering this call, Cabinet has adopted this National Action Plan to combat Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. The Plan is based on the collective conviction of South Africans that, given that the ills of unfair discrimination and inequality are human-made; we have the means to completely eradicate these ills from our country. The Plan has been developed through a comprehensive consultation process involving government, the Chapter Nine institutions and civil society, and is informed by general principles of universality, interdependence and indivisibility of human rights, participation and inclusion, progressive realisation, accountability, equality and non-discrimination.


NAP CPF Stakeholder Engagement Workshop Report, Sep 2023

Report: The Role of Community Police Forums in the Rapid Response Task Team (RRTT) of the National Action Plan (NAP) to Combat Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance, 13 - 14 September 2023

Report: Mapping existing initiatives that facilitate monitoring, early warning and rapid response mechanisms in relation to combating racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance in South Africa, February 2023

Report: Roundtable event between the UN MPTF and DOJ&CD to facilitate implementation of the NAP, July 2022

NAP Implementation Plan

Indicative five (5) year Implementation Plan for the NAP for the period 2019/2020 - 2023/2024

WCAR Baseline study 2022

"Baseline study to determine levels of Racism, Anti-foreigner Sentiment, Homophobia, Racial Incidents, Inter-racial Relations and Perceptions of National Identitylaunched at the 20th Anniversary of the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR+20), 23-24 May 2022.

NAP Booklet

Booklet, Mar 2019: All government departments are responsible for promoting and implementing the NAP together with other institutions and agencies.

NAP Anti-Racism Pledge

NAP Anti-Xenophobia Pledge

NAP Equality Poster

NAP Pamphlet 2016

Factsheet, Dec 2019: Subsequent to Cabinet approval being granted, the approved NAP was officially launched and released on 25 March 2019.

Launch of the NAP

The official launch and release of the National Action Plan Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, took place on 25 March 2019:



Speeches & Statements




Ms Danaline Franzman, Chief Director: Social Justice and Participatory Democracy, Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

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