More needs to be done to redress racism: South Africa

STOP DISCRIMINATION

More action has been urged by the President of South Africa to redress the injustices caused by slavery, colonialism and apartheid.

President Jacob Zuma urged a meeting to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the adoption of an international anti-racism declaration to be open and honest about issues that continue to divide people.

He welcomed some of the measures that have been taken to make up for past injustices.

"We have, since 2001, seen authorities make public apologies to victims of racism and racial discrimination in some countries. Cultural artefacts have been returned to their places of origin in some instances and in some cases reparations have been paid. However, there is still a lot of outstanding work that must be done."

President Zuma said South Africa supports the erection of a permanent memorial at the United Nations to honour the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade.

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