Course Code: WO215

The Constitution aims to transform South Africa into a more equitable, integrated and just society. The State and government departments are required in terms of section

7(2) of the Bill of Rights in the Constitution to respect, protect, promote  and fulfil the rights of all those living in South Africa. The Constitution also speaks to promoting human dignity, equality and freedom through building a non-racist, non-sexist state.The DOJ&CD has been tasked with developing and ensuring the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) that provides a comprehensive public policy framework  to address racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance. This will also assist the state to give effect to its international human rights obligations.

South Africans  bear a  huge  responsibility  to transform society from its racist and apartheid past to one where racism and related intolerances, including xenophobia, do not exist. Government departments are obliged to take steps to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance. Thus, there is an urgent need to sensitize government officials to these issues.

Core Theme

The core theme of this workshop is: Eradicating Discrimination by valuing difference and diversity  as well as mainstreaming human rights in all aspects of our work.

Purpose of The Workshop

Eradicating discrimination; valuing difference and diversity as well as mainstreaming human rights in all aspects of our work

  1. To develop values and attitudes of Public Servants that are consistent with those of government;
  2. To eradicate unjust and discriminatory conduct in public management and administration in service delivery to citizens;
  3. To work towards a society free from racism and sexism, xenophobia, discrimination against people with disabilities and where there is respect for human dignity, equality and everyone enjoys the freedoms and human rights entrenched in the constitution.

Objective of that we hope to achieve at the end of the workshop

To develop knowledge, skills and an understanding of issues of diversity, as well as positive attributes to eradicate discrimination against all people based on their diverse demographic and personal or group characteristics; to work towards a society free from racism and sexism, xenophobia and homophobia.

Some of the competencies that will be covered

  • Diversity Management: Must be able to adapt to diverse cultural practices, customs, values, norms of individuals and groups in order to meet equity requirements, and contribute to the transformation of the department. Take active steps to eliminate acts, behaviour and speech which reflect discrimination and prejudice.
  • Diversity Citizenship: Must be able to work effectively and co-operatively with persons of diverse intellectual or physical capabilities or racial, cultural or gender backgrounds.
  • Concern for others: Must be able to consider the needs and difficulties of others.
  • Respect the rights, needs, feelings and perspectives of others.
  • Managing interpersonal conflict and resolving problems.
  • Honesty and integrity.

 

Duration

This workshop  can be offered over 1 or 2 days and can be customised to the client’s needs.

 

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