Solidarity has written official letters to organizations around the world regarding the race-based business relief that the South African government implemented during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Solidarity has written letters to more than 30 countries’ governments, as well as to organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
It forms part of Solidarity’s international campaign to put pressure on the South African government to abandon the racial measure by which financial aid is granted to businesses during seclusion.
We have today called on various overseas governments and organizations not only to take a stand against the past weeks’ alarming events, but also to take steps within their powers against the South African government. We have already spoken to politicians in various countries in Europe and expect pressure on the South African government to increaseFlip Buys, chair of the Solidarity Movement
This move to approach foreign governments after the North Gauteng High Court found that the Department of Tourism may use race as a benchmark in granting financial assistance to small, medium, and micro-enterprises.