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THE Afrikanerbond rejects any form of racism, whether by word or deed. This applies equally to black and white racism, discrimination and xenophobia, be it Velaphi Khumalo with his Facebook entry in which he called for SA to be cleansed of white people in the same way as "Hitler did to the Jews", or Penny Sparrow, who compared black people on the beach to monkeys.SA can ill afford these comments as we are still a deeply divided society.Unfortunately, the public discourse has been polluted in recent years with heated pronouncements by political leaders and members of the executive for the sake of political expediency. This behaviour has been allowed to continue without repercussion and has set the tone that has now spilled over to social media.At issue is the role and mandate of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC). This institution is supposed to act as the custodian of the Bill of Rights as contained in the Constitution and derives its mandate from Section 184, which s...

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