25 March 2015
The City of Cape Town in
collaboration with the South African Property Owners Association has agreed
that racism in the city has proven to be a barrier.
The city says, while the
decent majority of people aren’t racist, the reality is that the minority has
the power to shape wider perception.
The Executive Mayor Patricia
de Lille, spokesperson Zara Nicholson says there is absolutely no room for
racism in this country and in Cape Town we want to lead the way to building a
positive right-based culture for all.
Nicholson said where there are
incidents reported to us, we will investigate and take action if necessary.
Nicholson said they will deal
with each and every complaint, no matter how small, and ensure that the
relevant body investigates.
“The city is pleased that
Sapoa has heeded our call and will be supporting the Inclusive City campaign
where we seek to address issues of alleged racism and where we educate people
on their rights and how to activate those rights” Nicholson added.
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