Incidents of racism can now be reported with a few clicks via cellphone‚ using a new app launched by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation on Thursday. The Zimele Race Report app is being tested in a pilot phase to identify trends reflecting where and when racist incidents occur across the country. Launched to coincide with Anti-Racism Week from March 14 to 21‚ it was developed in collaboration between the foundation and the Innovation Hub. Foundation spokesperson Zaakirah Vadi said the app was free but only available for Android devices. "The idea behind the app is to aggregate data around hot spots or trends of racism‚" she said. "If there is a school in a certain area where we get five reports from‚ we know there is something really serious going on at that school. We will then send in facilitators [to resolve the issue]. What we are doing during the pilot phase is engaging with a range of organisations, such as the South African Human Rights Commission … so that they can deal with some ...

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