18 June 2018 - NW1866
Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture
(1). What (a) is the total number of incidents of racism that were reported to the human resources offices in (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him in (aa) 2016 and (bb) 2017 and (b) are the details of each incident that took place; (2) Was each incident investigated; if not, why not in each case; if so, what were the outcomes of the investigation in each case?
1(a). To date, no incident of racism was reported to the human resources office of my department, however, it should be noted that (1) one incident of racism was reported at the National Museum in the year 2017/18.
(b). The department received a complaint from a whistle blower complaining about racism at the National Museum. The Chairperson of the Council was instructed to investigate the allegations. The Council conducted investigation and recommended that disciplinary processes be implemented, against the allegations levelled at the official.
2. Yes, the incident was investigated, the official had since resigned from the National Museum.