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Affirmative action that is causing a lot of damage in the country.

06 June 2014, 11:29

Affirmative action that is causing a lot of damage in the country.

President  Jacob Zuma is off track when he says that he wants to increase affirmative action in the country to better social cohesion and reconciliation.

Judging on the experiences of the past 20 years with excessive and inappropriate execution of affirmative action, achieves exactly the opposite.

It has lead to irregularities and unfairness of gross concern.

Merits have been dumped and this gives rise to a dynamic. Zuma is correct in saying the affirmative action is essential to correct race-irregularities but the manner of application is highly contentious. (controversial, debatable, arguable, litigious, touchy).

It has to be to eradicate and affirmative action is one of the ways to do it.

But the ANC government and the incorrect application of affirmative action is leading and giving rise to unnecessary and never ending problems.

Time and time again, there is affirmative action and cadre deployment – just another way of affirmative action – which gives rise to uneducated and inexperienced people being employed and appointed to position of power in which they are unable to perform and deliver on the mandate.

This has lead to service delivery becoming obsolete in many areas as a consequence.

Also in other spheres, like education, police, defense force and healthcare, affirmative action and cadre deployment have dented service delivery.

Just think about what has happened at the SABC and its disastrous consequences that it had, with the SABC being run into the ground.

The important part of affirmative action is that equal opportunities are created for everybody.

Children in Soweto should receive the same education and opportunities as children in a middle class school area and that is where affirmative action should be happening.

A society that considers merits continuously as being inferior to equality, loses efficiency and effectiveness,

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