The Southern African Liaison Office (SALO) has had, as one of its core themes, dialogue workshops on issues relating to xenophobia, migrants’ rights and the Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill. On the 18th of October 2019, in partnership with Action Support Center, SALO held a Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Xenophobia and the Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill. The purpose of this dialogue was to try and locate xenophobia in the policy framework as a means to assist policy analysis and research on xenophobia by all stakeholders involved in the process. The dialogue also sought to give a grassroots perspective from different stakeholders into the formulation of the Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill. As a reflection on the work done so far by the government and civil society groups, the dialogue aimed at giving an insight into the interventions that community peacebuilders undertake to foster peace in their respective communities. Participants included government and civil society groups. The speakers were Ntsako Mogobe, Benjamin Chisari, Philani Ndebele, Deputy Minister John Jeffery, Pretty Mncube, and Richard Smith.
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