In support of Anti-Racism Week, Cycling South Africa (SA) has announced that it will show solidarity in support of The Anti-Racism Network of South Africa’s (ARNSA) #takeonracism campaign.
The ARNSA is an alliance of organisations working to respond to racism in South Africa. The Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation facilitated the formation of ARNSA and currently serve as the secretariat.
For the weeklong campaign, which runs from 14th to 21st March 2017, Cycling SA will run a series of posts on its social media channels and encourage people to sign its anti-racism pledge – which can be done so here.
William Newman, president of Cycling SA said: “South Africa is a multi-cultural and diverse country that accommodates all culture, colour and creed. We always welcome riders from all nations to compete in our country and reiterate that sport is for all. We have zero tolerance towards racism in cycling.
“In our solid stance against racism and xenophobia, Cycling SA encourages every single member of the public but in particular, our membership, to take the pledge and continue to unify our country through our sport. Taking the pledge against racism is for professional and recreational cyclists, administrators, officials, event organisers, anyone involved with cycling and for all walks of life in support of anti-racism.”