PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Jivesh Singh
 
Comments: 6
Article views: 565
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Jivesh Singh's badges.
 

South Africa - A land of equal opportunity for all

05 February 2014, 07:13

The question begs – why does government still enforce unequal selection with regards to employment opportunities? Why give certain races an unequal opportunity to gain access to the working environment? I have several, if not many, extremely intelligent African friends – who themselves find this system to be outdated, why? Simply put, amongst fellow colleagues respect is never fully attained because they feel that they have just been employed due to skin colour even if those individuals of colour may have been the smartest people from the candidate pool. 

The government has boasted that the education system is working, the have showed time and time again the results achieved, the number of distinctions, achieved amongst all races. The government fuels this policy of unequal selection through their incentives offered to firms - who are forced to select on skin colour and not on merit. What then is the outcome? We end up with a pool of extremely talented individuals who choose to flock to more colourful markets with more equal opportunities. The government has banned the statistical counting on the number of people that leave the country every year to find work elsewhere – since 2003 as the numbers grew exponentially shocking.

Do you want the economy to bounce back? Is not fair to have a South Africa that provides equal opportunities to all – who have the required skills to complete work? I have seen many talented, fiercely competitive African employees, do not discredit them because of a few lazy individuals. Firms are offered incentives to complete this selection process, rather distribute those funds to more rural schools and develop their infrastructure as opposed to fuelling the laziness of potentially talented individuals. Statistics do not lie, statistics the government enforces, and our education system supposedly is working – then why cripple the labour market? Nelson Mandela had a dream of a rainbow nation – a land with equal opportunities for all – why cast a shadow over this dream?

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
6 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
ruffieb
Why are you leaving?

The Question that African Presidents Do Not Want To Ask. Read more...

11 comments 782 views
Submitted by
ProJusticio
Why I am not full of CRAP

I accept the person in front to me as an equal human until he or she does something to change that perception.  Read more...

25 comments 410 views
Submitted by
pieterpompies
I, Human

I have, over the past few years, glanced at various secular humanist websites, and have found that my personal life philosophy is very much aligned with their goals - almost to a tee. Read more...

53 comments 556 views
Submitted by
Kurt Ellis
Gangs in Durban

Like most people who watched Carte Blanche this Sunday, I was flabbergasted by the comments of Brigadier Sayers, who stated that there are no gang activities in Wentworth. That the four drive-by shootings that occurred on Christmas day were just part of general festive activities. Read more...

2 comments 853 views
Submitted by
Gabriel Wired
Religion: A gift to the Apex Crea...

Quite simply - for a while now I have been watching with interest Atheists, Agnostics and “Those of Religion” tear into each other showing little respect or sympathy for the other’s standing. Read more...

71 comments 1219 views
Submitted by
Laubcher van Zyl
Betty's Bay fires

Fire has been raging in Bettys Bay in the Overstrand for more than 48 hours now Read more...

0 comments 1051 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

40% off top appliances!

Save 40% on the top 10 appliances on kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

Save 20% on Camping gear!

Buy 4 camping items and save 20%. While stocks last. Shop now!

Fifty Shades of Grey!

This great read will captivate you from cover to cover and leave you itching for more. Get your copy now!

20% off braai items!

Save 20% when you buy 2 braai items. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Pampers!

Save 30% when you buy 3 or more selected pampers products. While stocks last. Shop now!

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.