AfriForum representatives will travel to Geneva, Switzerland to take part in the fifteenth session of the United Nations’ Forum on Minority Issues that takes place between 1 and 2 December. Ernst Roets, AfriForum’s Chief Executive for International Liaison, will do a presentation, in person, on the continued hate speech and discrimination against minorities in South Africa. AfriForum representatives will also submit a report at the offices of the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

This report seeks to document all the new discriminatory legislation, incidents and policies in South Africa and those that have been implemented or proposed, or have occurred since 2020. The report also documents some of the most prominent incidents of hate speech and incitement of violence against minorities by high-profile figures in that same timeframe. AfriForum wrote this report to provide CERD members with a more comprehensive description of the state of human rights in South Africa, particularly how minority communities are targeted through hate speech, incitement to violence and discriminatory legislation.