Dimension Data taken to court over allegedly paying black former executive less than colleagues

Herr der Verboten

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Dimension Data taken to court over allegedly paying black former executive less than colleagues

Andile Ngcaba is taking his former employer, Dimension Data, to court over allegations that the company paid him less than his white colleagues.
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"Other Newspaper's Headline: Andile Ngcaba files R430m lawsuit against DiData over alleged remuneration discrepancy"

"MyBroadband Staff Writer's Headline: Dimension Data taken to court over alleged racism"

later you realise 'racism' is not even the core of the case, but that's after opening the link to the article :rolleyes:
Andile Ngcaba is taking his former employer, Dimension Data, to court over allegations that the company paid him less than his white colleagues.

Ngcaba is claiming over R440 million in damages, including:

  • R261 million worth of unpaid bonuses under Dimension Data’s long-term incentives payment schemes.
  • R170 million in damages, as he believes Dimension Data has breached is obligations to avoid discriminatory practices.
  • R10 million because Ngcaba’s “feelings and dignity were injured.”
 

Herr der Verboten

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"Other Newspaper's Headline: Andile Ngcaba files R430m lawsuit against DiData over alleged remuneration discrepancy"

"MyBroadband Staff Writer's Headline: Dimension Data taken to court over alleged racism"

later you realise 'racism' is not even the core of the case, but that's after opening the link to the article :rolleyes:
Does this happen if you use dark mode as to blacks can't be racists
 

We Love Bass

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If they really paid him less because of his race and not his skills then they owe him but I think those figures are a bit greedy.
 

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The thing with Ngcaba is that he is quite the achiever if you look at his portfolio. There must be something equity which motivated Ngcaba. The BB-BEE consortium and the 'related' Elephant consortium obtained quite the share in DiData (MEA) in the 2000s, as well as later in Telkom, and it is not that this consortium was without controversy. I just get the idea that something happened, something didn't amount to as desired and now it is a vendetta pushed through under the guise of the Companies Act and a good dose of 'perceived' discrimination.

Unlike Nkosana Makate, Ngaba has the means to drag this out for as long and hard as he desires, until of course 'compensation' is reached.

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To add, I just think it has something to do with this,


CONVERGENCE PARTNERS EXITS ITS INVESTMENT IN DIMENSION DATA MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA​

27 July 2017 - Convergence Partners Investments - an investment firm focused on the TMT sector in Africa - has exited its investment in specialist IT services and solutions company, Dimension Data Middle East & Africa (DiData). Convergence Partners Investments first invested in DiData in 2004 as part of the original DiData B-BBEE transaction and remained invested until June 2017. The contractual investment term ended in September 2016 and Convergence Partners and DiData negotiated a consensual exit to the investment.

Convergence Partners has now fully exited its shareholding in DiData and Andile Ngcaba has stepped down from the various group Boards on which he served and as Executive Chairman of DiData.

Convergence Partners continues to invest in TMT companies across sub-Saharan Africa that it believes will deliver enhanced returns for investors, while underpinning continental development.
 

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Business opportunists. No different to being a corporate raider. Maybe in a few decades he'll give back all the money through philanthropy to fix up his tarnished reputation like Carl Icahn.
 

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He earned half a billion rand and he wants another R430 million.

What is he going to do with all that money?

Business opportunists. No different to being a corporate raider. Maybe in a few decades he'll give back all the money through philanthropy to fix up his tarnished reputation like Carl Icahn.
Suggestions (or dreams!!!), for example: Maths teachers and tutors. Toilets in schools. Clinics. Toilets in clinics. Maths and proper functioning IT in Home Affairs. Maths and working staff in the Post Office. Budgetting skills for children, parents, teachers and especially for managers and planners. Maths. Did I say Maths? Oh, yes... a number of times.
 
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