#TheWorldMustKnow

#TheWorldMustKnow – The Netherlands and Hungary 2022

The campaign of the civil rights organisation, AfriForum, to inform the world of the crisis in South Africa and to enlist foreign support for AfriForum’s projects will continue from 9 to 21 May in Europe. As part of this initiative Ernst Roets, Head of Policy and Action at AfriForum, will undertake a liaison tour in the Netherlands from 9 to 14 May and 15 to 21 May in Hungary.

A memorandum about the continuous government crisis in South Africa and ways on how the Netherlanders and Hungarians can from their various positions add value to a more sustainable solution, will be handed over to representatives of the governments of the Netherlands and Hungary. Various meetings will also be held with political parties, government departments, non-governmental departments and other prominent persons. In these talks practical proposals will be submitted to the governments of the Netherlands and Hungary on ways to apply diplomatic pressure on the South African government to abandon destructive policies such as breach of property rights. Roets will also address various meetings in the Netherlands and Hungary on the situation in South Africa. A range of media interviews in these countries have also been scheduled.

This liaison tour is a continuation of AfriForum’s #TheWorldMustKnow campaign that kicked off in 2020 and preparations are already being made for liaison tours to various other countries in Europe and the rest of the world.

AfriForum puts a high premium on dialogue to find sustainable solutions for political problems. However, the reality is that the South African government does not exactly take notice of conversations and proposals that are in conflict with their preconceived ideas. International liaison is thus important not only because other countries can add value to a solution, but also because it is a way to strengthen friendships abroad and pressurise the South African government to concern themselves with more sustainable solutions. Support this campaign by AfriForum.



2022

The persecution of minority communities in South Africa since 2020

This report is the sequel to The world must know: The persecution of minority communities in South Africa report. The report was published by AfriForum in 2020 as part of an international liaison tour to the US to raise awareness about matters such as farm attacks, hate speech against minorities, the romanticisation of violence against minorities and South Africa’s many racially discriminatory laws. The new 2022 The world must know: The continued persecution of minority communities in South Africa since 2020 report seeks to document new legislation, incidents and policies that relate to the theme of the persecution of minority communities in South Africa and that have been implemented or proposed, or have occurred since the release of the first report in 2020. The report also provides updates on many of the policies, laws and incidents that were documented in the previous report.

Sections in the report include:

  • Racially discriminatory laws in times of Covid and beyond
  • Expropriation without compensation: Amendment of the Constitution and introduction of the 2020 Expropriation Bill
  • Riots, unrest and looting during July 2021
  • Senekal and the “Kill the Boer” trial of Julius Malema/EFF
  • Targeting minority heritage
  • Continued decline of Afrikaans language rights and education

This 2022 report provides a useful and comprehensive summary of the important developments regarding the above themes and incidents, with source references to substantiate each documentation. It is an ideal source for anyone who write about or comment on South African politics, in particular minority communities, as well as for those who research or report on this subject matter.

2020

The persecution of minority communities in South Africa