Hate crimes and Xenophobia are problems that have been going on for too long in South Africa. Hate speech is a threat to our democratic values, social stability and peace. In March 2019, the South African government launched its National Action Plan to Combat Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (NAP). The NAP aimed to combat Xenophobia by creating mechanisms to ensure foreigners receive services they are entitled to, facilitating their integration, and embracing a humane and dignified approach to managing migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. Fixed was contracted to research and develop messaging in support of this work.
African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF).
National Action Plan to Combat Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (NAP), APCOF
APCOF embarked upon a programme to research and respond to the relationship between Xenophobic crimes and the South African Police Service (SAPS), Community Policing Forums (CPF) and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID). APCOF needed to pre-empt this research process by ensuring communications were aligned to the intentions of the project and provide a framework for communications tools, including the development of communication messaging and materials.