Race targets to become stricter in South Africa

Race targets to become stricter in South Africa

The Department of Labour recently published its Employment Equity Amendment Bill 2018, which aims to tighten race targets in the workplace.

The bill will empower the labour minister to establish numerical race targets for particular sectors.
Race targets to become stricter in South Africa

The Department of Labour recently published its Employment Equity Amendment Bill 2018, which aims to tighten race targets in the workplace.

The bill will empower the labour minister to establish numerical race targets for particular sectors.

Can't see how you can defend this
 
This should be blocked given how the SAHRC has just ruled that the current implementation- i.e focussed entirely on race is unconstitutional.
The Employment Equity Act, 55 of 1998’s definition of ‘designated groups’ and South Africa’s system of data disaggregation is not in compliance with constitutional or international law obligations. Government’s failure to measure the impact of various affirmative action measures on the basis of need and disaggregated data, especially the extent to which such measures advance indigenous peoples and people with disabilities, likewise violates international law obligations. The implementation of special measures in the employment equity sphere is currently misaligned to the constitutional objective of achieving substantive equality, to the extent that implementation may amount to rigid quotas and absolute barriers as opposed to flexible targets. This practice may inadvertently set the foundations for new patterns of future inequality and economic exclusion within and amongst vulnerable population groups.
https://www.sahrc.org.za/home/21/files/SAHRC Equality Report 2017_18.pdf
 
Highly unlikely
Don't be so sure...
In her opening address at the 23rd annual summit of Nedlac in Pretoria Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant said she had been “ advised” that an SAHRC investigation into the constitutionality of affirmative action and employment equity policies had concluded that both the policy and the Employment Equity Act “were unconstitutional, and not in sync with international conventions.”

She told Nedlac - the consensus-seeking body comprising government, business, labour and civil society, that the report made various recommendations on what needed to be done, including amending the act. It also gave government six months to report back on steps taken in response to the recommendations.

Oliphant said Nedlac partners needed to study the report and respond to the SAHRC’s recommendations. “It might even be useful to seek an audience with the commission to understand the basis for its report, its findings and the recommendations.


“This is important, given that all our labour laws have to pass constitutional scrutiny before they can be signed into law. These conclusions by the commission demand special attention from all of us in general and the Nedlac social partners in particular.
https://www.fin24.com/Economy/Labour/we-may-need-affirmative-action-relook-minister-20180914
 
Yeah dude. In the prime working years of my life, if you get screwed now because some moron in government decided to employ other above you, it'll take years to make up the ground, if ever - cause suddenly you're seen as too old for a position or similar.

Luckily, I can get a european passport - so need that sorted and everything becomes easier.

I have worked in Gov departments (mainly IT departments) across SA, and I see almost zero white interns or whites under 30.

The Government is definitely taking these targets seriously. I also see this trend in the larger public companies (IT departments) as well.
 
There are quite a few who have entered the job market who were born after Apartheid. ...
bad/poor backgrounds (this includes whites, I know quite a few who didn't even finish matric due to either being too poor at the time and having to get a job instantly at 16, or due to terrible homes and basically running as way as fast as they could, etc.. It's not a black only phenomenon, it's a lower-income phenomenon.)
Been seeing smaller businesses cut down as well, market is shrinking for a lot of sectors which is having a knock-on effect on everything/everyone.

If you ever had to cook water on an open fire for bathwater for your family, white/black , you know this is just all bs. Just another scam to steal anything left in the "future generation account" Current generation account is empty and overdrawn.

Even the Apartheid 1.0 okes knew you only steel within the budget, these fokers have gone extra curricular on everything.

Lets start on local municipality. How do you appoint anyone without the requisite quailfications? Everthing is ****t for a planned reason. Nobody could be this incompetent. When everyone earns fokol we shall all be truly equal, except for the state tit suckers. They shall still be sucking Moet and jhonny walker blue to sleep at night.
 
First country in all history to implement Affirmative Action on the minority.

Considering white people are a tiny fraction, only 8% of the entire population, this speaks volumes
 
The decision to become a full time freelancer was not easy but paying dividends. Even though I am eligible for EE I'm still too white. In an interview I was once told I look Mediterranean not coloured. :ROFL:
 
First country in all history to implement Affirmative Action on the minority.

Considering white people are a tiny fraction, only 8% of the entire population, this speaks volumes
False this claim has been debunk many times.
 
First country in all history to implement Affirmative Action on the minority.

Considering white people are a tiny fraction, only 8% of the entire population, this speaks volumes
It's not meant to empower a minority but to force a workplace to be representative of the population.
 
It's not meant to empower a minority but to force a workplace to be representative of the population.

I would have thought it better had it been to force a workplace to be representative of the relevantly skilled labour available.
 
I would have thought it better had it been to force a workplace to be representative of the relevantly skilled labour available.
Indeed a noble thought, hopefully one we can achieve.
 
I would have thought it better had it been to force a workplace to be representative of the relevantly skilled labour available.

How about no force?

Who you employ is not something the government should force on anyone.
 
"racist policies to become more racist."

so they blame the lack of racism in the workplace? :D
 
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