Legal routes available to victims of racism

South Africans should approach the Equality Court, Criminal Court, or SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to take up incidents of racism.

Kwa-Zulu Natal MEC, Sihle Zikalala, laid a charge of crimen injuria against Sodwana Bay guesthouse owner, Andre Slade, for refusing to accommodate black people. He has defended his views, saying God wanted people from different races to live separately.

In another incident, Rivers Church pastor, Andre Olivier, came under fire for making racist comments during a Sunday sermon. He apologised for his remarks, saying his comments weren't made to cause harm.

702's John Robbie spoke to SAHRC Head of Legal Services, Pandelis Gregoriou, about the legal recourse available to South Africans.

Listen to the interview below:

Equality related complaints, and in particular that which constitute unfair discrimination on the grounds of race have always been one the highest kinds of matters we're dealing with.

Pandelis Gregoriou, SA Human Rights Commission

You have the Equality Court are an important avenue to make use of. The Equality Court have been created specifically to be more user-friendly and speedy.

Pandelis Gregoriou, SA Human Rights Commission

Listen to the interview with regarding Zikalala's court action on The Stephen Grootes Show below:

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