PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
Jivesh Singh
 
Comments: 6
Article views: 575
 
 
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 I have several, if not many, extremely intelligent African friends – who themselves find this system to be outdated, why?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.

 

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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Manqoba Chunguane
Education should create sense fro...

The primary intention of this article is to show how education has been delivered to students to make nonsense instead of sense.  Read more...

0 comments 626 views
Submitted by
Danie Ferreira
Robert Nel's Oscar and the "what ...

Like most people I have analysed the evidence over and over. I envisaged the late Reeva hiding behind the door, hearing Oscar shouting at a supposed intruder in the house to: “Get the f… out of my house!”  Read more...

0 comments 759 views
Submitted by
boertjie
SABC playing hide and seek

People getting fired for wanting to show the truths of the citizens of this beautiful country called SOUTH AFRICA. Read more...

0 comments 296 views
Submitted by
De Niro Milan Koffman
Classism: An integral Part of Rac...

In South Africa, racism is probably the most common form of discrimination that one might encounter. As a result it is possible that we occasionally wrongfully classify different forms of discrimination as racism. Read more...

0 comments 313 views
Submitted by
MikeHampton
Parliament asks Public Protector ...

A Committee of Parliament has responded to my allegations of Democratic Alliance (DA) corruption and maladministration by asking the Public Protector to investigate. Read more...

0 comments 2011 views
Submitted by
Jane Hudson
Stalker nutjob Adam/VenomFrogX/Ex...

I first encountered this stalker named Adam when dealing with another crazy stalker named themeangirl3 who is now dead. Read more...

0 comments 277 views
 

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 Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2016 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.