The purpose of the Rapid Response Team is to urgently attend to the pending and reported cases in the criminal justice system where hate crimes have been committed against LGBTI persons.
The consolidation of democracy in our country requires the eradication of social and economic inequalities, especially those that are systemic in nature, which were generated in our history of colonialism, apartheid and patriarchy, and which brought pain and suffering to the great majority of our people.
The draft Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill (hereinafter referred to as “the Bill”) aims to- * give effect to the Republic’s obligations in terms of the Constitution and international human rights instruments concerning racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance in accordance with international law obligations.
To comprehensively and extensively review and amend all aspects of the laws and the implementation of the laws relating to sexual offences, and to deal with all legal aspects of or relating to sexual offences in a single statute.
Republic of South AfricaThe Republic of South Africa is one, sovereign, democratic statefounded on the following values:(a)Human dignity, the achievement of equality and theadvancement of human rights and freedoms.(b)Non-racialism and non-sexism.(c)Supremacy of the constitution and the rule of law.(d)Universal adult suffrage, a national common voters roll,regular elections and a multi-party system of democraticgovernment, to ensure accountability, responsivenessand openness.