Today marks the start of Anti-Racism week

Today marks the start of Anti-Racism Week in South Africa. The national campaign will run until the 21st of March to coincide with the commemoration of the Sharpeville Massacre on Human Rights Day.  Racism and issues of identity have never be more pronounced than in the last 12 months, where the country saw a number of protests at institutions of higher learning over apartheid monuments. The campaign is driven by the Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada foundations, with 80 civil society groups joining in under the umbrella of the Anti-racism Network of South Africa.