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Pencil testing to determine race, coming back?......

01 February 2013, 15:55

The article by Disadvantagedgirl called My job search, prompted an interesting phone call. (www.news24.com/MyNews24/My-job-search-20130131)

It is clear that companies are to be fined a certain percentage of their turnover if found not to comply with the Equity Laws. It is also clear that none will defy them. Employment Agencies in the main claim to be compliant with these laws i.e. they force applicants to decide themselves what race/colour they are. How prospective applicants have to determine this is never specified. They euphemistically call this, selecting from “Designated groups”.

Failure to specify your skin colour or geographical origin (Asian) prevents one from applying for a job. This of course allow companies making use of employment agencies (sorry personnel placement companies), to wash their hands and Pilate-like claim discrimination indemnity. Woe him that claims to be black, and then found to be coloured.

By up-front elimination of whites, and thus preventing employers to vet applicant for mentors or sorely needed skills where required, the system is reduced to a numbers game, thus satisfying the ego and racist  ideas of the ANC government. Rather have a position unfilled, than filled by a white. I mean the rules say so, do not confuse people!

There are calls for withholding tax, condemnation of FNB, and calls to stand up against the ANC at the next election. This will not happen. No-one wants to stand up against the patent racist laws that dictate that businesses must stymie their growth because they need to appoint people based on an undefined manner. Implementation of an ideology that will decrease income needed to uplift the poor. What a mental tour de force!

Apparently Inspectors will come around to inspect businesses to verify submitted equity numbers. What a shame, and degradation of people, to know that an Apartheids Era type of inspector will determine your race based on his arbitrary decisions.

Do they have a training school for Colour Inspectors? What would the course content of “Pigmentation of the Palm 101”, contain? Does the Inspector have colour charts and written descriptions of the physiognomy of the different races?

Will the staff parade past and then be classified? What is the penalty for not wanting to be subjected to this indignity?  Will each worker be tested for dyes or excessive use of the tan can?

Or will the old pencil test suffice?......

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