67 000 Copies Of A Song Against Racism Aim To Be Sold By Nelson Mandela Day

The single costs only R10 and all proceeds from sales will be donated to the Anti-Racism Network South Africa (ARNSA). It was created from a deep-rooted need to address racism in a positive light and in a way that would transcend divides created by skin colour.

“Understanding that this is a deeply seated issue that has seen many generations suffer under its oppressive grip, the song aims to encourage people to reflect on the past and draw inspiration from the likes of Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jnr. and Desmond Tutu who made conscious contributions and who brought about positive change to the state of societies across the globe,” says Maboe.

ARNSA was developed by The Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada Foundations to respond to incidences of racism and to try and better understand the underlying causes of these actions.

“ARNSA completely welcomes this partnership and congratulates Katlego Maboe on his great initiative to help combat racism in our country through the medium and power of music and song,” says Sean Moodley, Director of ARNSA. “Our belief is that colour should never divide us, and in saying so the network will do whatever is needed to promote and endorse RACE (against time).”

Maboe explains the title of the single: “There is a deliberate play on words. The issue of race is a matter of urgency for all of us and we all stand to lose and suffer the consequences if we don’t solve the problem in time.”


Source: The South Africa


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