The UK’s largest anti-racism educational charity, Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) will,
on Thursday, 28 January 2021, launch a country chapter in South Africa in partnership with
the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation. The organisation’s presence in South Africa will add to its
already established footprints in England, Scotland and Wales.
In their twenty-five years of existence, Show Racism the Red Card has been able to reach
over 825,000 people within the UK to deliver anti-racism education. Training methods cut
across films aimed at challenging racism in the workplace, to awareness building on hate
crimes and equality training. Every October, SRtRC hosts its annual Wear Red Day
campaign, which is a national day of activism urging members of the public to stand up
against racism. The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation also backed up this call last year.
The South African launch will take place online, via the Zoom platform and broadcast live to the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Facebook page as well as the Show Racism the Red Card
Facebook page & YouTube channel at 16:00 SAST (14:00 GMT).
The line-up of speakers will include high profile soccer players Shaka Hislop (UK) who is a
former Trinidad and Tobago World Cup goalkeeper, Bafana Bafana legend and former Leeds
United player Lucas Radebe, former Ajax Amsterdam, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur
midfielder and Bafana Bafana captain Steven Pienaar.
Chief executive and founder of Show Racism the Red Card Ged Grebby (UK), Executive
Director at the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Neeshan Balton and Anti-Racism Manager at
the Kathrada Foundation Busisiwe Nkosi will speak as well as the president of the South
African Football Players Union (Safpu) Thulaganyo Gaoshubelwe. Chairpersons, Tosca
Fairchild of SRtRC and Derek Hanekom of the Kathrada Foundation will also speak.
Since its establishment in 2008, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has facilitated anti-racism
work in the country through programmes in schools, workplaces and several sectors of
society including grassroots activations. Building on their individual strengths, the Ahmed
Kathrada Foundation and Show Racism the Red Card have collaborated to take forward
anti-racism work and to amplify the call for an end to racial discrimination.
SRtRC CEO, Ged Grebby said, “We are excited to be working with the Ahmed Kathrada
Foundation to launch Show Racism the Red Card in South Africa. We are now in our 25th
year and have worked with several different organisations throughout the world in this
period. However, we have never had a sister organisation in the African continent and we
believe that this is a great development”