Following the recent xenophobic attacks in some parts of South Africa, the NBF in partnership with the African Leadership Initiative (ALI), Brand South Africa (Brand SA) and the South African Red Cross Society (SARCS) hosted a ‘Business Action Against Xenophobia’ (BAAX) Forum on Thursday, 23 April 2015 at Nedbank Headquarters on 135 Rivonia Road, Sandown Sandton.
The purpose of this forum was to convene the public and private sector in order look at both the symptoms and the root causes of the xenophobic attacks. This insight gained from the forum led to the development and adoption of a multi-stakeholder action plan, which will initiate steps to repair the social and economic damage caused by the attacks as well as to ensure limiting the chances of recurrence of the violence.
The BAAX Platform now seeks to mobilise private sector resources (in line with government efforts) and channel them towards aiding those affected by the xenophobic attacks.
We would be honoured if you could accept our invitation to participate in the BAAX Forum. We look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.