The Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation joined forces with 80 civil society organisations to form ARNSA when it was launched in November 2015.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has also partnered with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation to support the ARNSA campaign bringing with them the T20 series against Australia and West Indies where both the national men and women’s cricket teams will add their voices to the campaign.
Sello Hatang, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, said: “In order to Take on Racism we’re asking all South Africans to make a really simple pledge, which is to learn about racism, talk about it, speak out against it and act to stop it. I have confidence in South Africans to stand together to fix this problem and build the country of Madiba’s dreams.”
Awareness to Take on Racism will be raised at all three T20 double-headers to be played in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town, with Cricket South Africa calling on all their cricket fans to support the campaign.
Both the men and women’s Proteas teams will wear grey armbands to highlight and support the Anti-Racism Week campaign.