Question posted in the General Law category relating to Western Cape
Good day sir / madam
I want to know what legal route I can take to FORCE government to do away with the race classification criteria that you find on
all government forms. The government illegally still classifies people by race in the absence of the race classification law, the
Population Registration Act of 1950. Race has no scientifc nor cultural basis. The term "Coloured" should especially be scrapt because
because the term is derogatory and it suggests that putting two races together creates a third race, Coloured.
Should I file a motion application to declare the use of the race blocks as unconstitutional ? Or what should I do?
Answer to the Question
Hi there Glen,
I see that you haven't made a payment for the question, but I'm going to assist you a little. If you want to ask a follow-up question, please make the required payment, even if it is R150 or R200.
This issue has been dealt with before. The courts have held that in order to address the past, government is entitled to ask questions about race. As long as it serves a legitimate purpose, it is fine.
So, you can't (for example) ask race as part of a private lease agreement... but you can for an application for a tender.
Please remember this is a dialog if you have follow-up questions please make the required deposit, then use the REPLY button and ask your further question. I would like to continue assisting you, but I need to concentrate on people who make deposits for their questions - they get serviced first!