The Institute for the Advancement of Journalism, in partnership with the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, is hosting a Reporting Race Conference.
While giving his keynote address at the conference, Former Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, said South Africa cannot get rid of racial attitudes until gaps in the infrastructure backlog are closed.
He says our discussions shouldn't have any room for trying to enforce conformity...stereotypes that he spoke about earlier where people through their discussions or reporting speak to preconceived notions they have about certain racial groups.— Dineo Bendile, EWN reporter
Those need to be broken down so that South Africa is reported on and discussed on its entirety and not based on whatever prejudices people may have.— Dineo Bendile, EWN reporter
#ReportingRace Motlhanthe says slave masters had to find justification to treating slaves as sub-human, leading to separation by race. DB— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) October 18, 2016
#ReportingRace Motlanthe says this way of thinking filtered through different generations and and contexts, until it reached South Africa.— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) October 18, 2016
Listen to the rest of Motlanthe's main points and other speakers below....