'Race specific' client, agent reject Cape Town man's apartment rental query, agency drops landlord

thestaggy

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I would have said nothing or sent the prospective tenant the landlord's phone number.

Then you would have failed at being an estate agent.

''Sorry, the apartment is no longer available'' - You are doing what the landlord asked you to do, fish out an unwanted tenant. You retain the landlord as a client as well.

''Can I show you another apartment?" - You show the prospective tenant that you are willing and ready to offer your service and quickly move them on from an unsavoury discussion.

You now have two potential deals to close; find the ''right'' client for the landlord and help the other person find a place.
 

Phylax

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I'm not ignoring the ANC, they are not relevant to the discussion at hand. Even if they weren't corrupt you'd still have AA laws.
They are very much relevant to the discussion. If only they did not steal, corrupt and be as utterly useless and incompetent as they have been for the past 27 years, AA laws would've been none existent today!

For some reason you keep on ignoring this fact?
 

R13...

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They are very much relevant to the discussion. If only they did not steal, corrupt and be as utterly useless and incompetent as they have been for the past 27 years, AA laws would've been none existent today!

For some reason you keep on ignoring this fact?
The US still has AA laws despite it being a democratic country for decades or centuries without the endemic corruption of the ANC. Why haven't they get to a state where your ethnicity is a non-issue in the job or other places?
 

Phylax

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The US still has AA laws despite it being a democratic country for decades or centuries without the endemic corruption of the ANC. Why haven't they get to a state where your ethnicity is a non-issue in the job or other places?
Yea, and in the U.S it is to help the MINORITY and not the MAJORITY...

The MINORITY needs a little assistance to get a job because there are so many of the MAJORITY occupying these jobs.

It has nothing to do with racism as you would like it to be.
 

R13...

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Yea, and in the U.S it is to help the MINORITY and not the MAJORITY...

The MINORITY needs a little assistance to get a job because there are so many of the MAJORITY occupying these jobs.

It has nothing to do with racism as you would like it to be.
It is nothing to do with numbers but ingrained race attitudes (same as here),
Affirmative action policies were developed to address long histories of discrimination faced by minorities and women, which reports suggest produced corresponding unfair advantages for whites and males.
 

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You should ask yourself that, and maybe rather spend the time educating yourself. You're being ignorant.
Perhaps you should take the blinkers off and realise even the US program doesn't work and that's the minority, it's also not mandatory, they still can hire the best person for the job regardless.
. Now throw it in a country where they are trying to squeeze ten into one job.
Where the biggest employer is the government, where every company has to do it with threats of fines and being ostracized. It's almost as if it's a law to punish a certain race not actually improve the lives of the ones they are supposed.
 
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