In the State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma called for the eradication of the 'demon of racism', he reminded South Africans that economic growth was the fastest way to reduce inequality and lift fellow South Africans out of poverty.
There was a need for a multi-pronged approach to deal with racism in South Africa, said Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa at the launch Anti-Racism Week, an initiative announced by the newly established Anti-Racism Network South Africa.
South Africa's plans for the annual State of the Nation address started last year and they are on track. In his speech, which officially opens Parliament, the President will speak to the nation on the performance of the country. It is also a chance to announce plans going forward.
Statistics over the festive period show that there was a 7.6% increase in visitor arrivals to South Africa compared to the same period last year. Some of the top visiting nations to the country were Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, Botswana, US and UK.
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