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.