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Ryland Fisher

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At the heart of intolerance lies ignorance

The Board of the Cape Town Festival notes with concern the recent spate of xenophobic attacks on nationals of other African countries.

These attacks have again shown to us the importace of the work done by the Cape town Festival and the One City, Many Cultures project, which aim to bring the people of Cape Town together, despite their differences.

Now more than ever, we believe, there is a need for projects that strive to create a more tolerant, more integrated and more united city of Cape Town.

We believe that, while there are many factors behind the xenophobic attacks, at the heart of the intolerance lies ignorance. We hope that we iwll see, in our lifetime, a city where everyone will feel welcome, irrespective of nationality, race, culture or religion. Our hearts go out to teh victims of the latest violence.

Ryland Fisher
Chairperson
Cape Town Festival Board

 

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