#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.