sahrc thumb medium90 90The Star reports that more stakeholders have appeared before the SA Humans Rights Commission (SAHRC) to report on the role they have played in reducing the attacks on foreign long-distance truck drivers.  

Danaline Franzman, chief director of social justice and participatory democracy at the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, said they had engaged in a number of anti-xenophobia campaigns annually to curb attacks on foreign nationals.  She indicated that through their National Action Plan they had implemented a public policy to address these crimes.  Franzman stated that their partnership with the Department of Social Development was key in piloting anti-xenophobia campaigns in various communities.  “It has been successful and we continue to engage with community members on Human Rights Day and World Refugee Day to raise awareness,” she stated.  Department of Justice acting-director general court services, Tsietsi Malema, told the commission that they had dealt with a number of cases relating to the arrest of foreign nationals in the country.

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