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ANC rejects report on coloured jobs

2011-02-22 14:24

Johannesburg - Research claiming that coloureds in the Western Cape and Indians in KwaZulu-Natal stood to lose thousands of jobs was rejected by the ANC on Tuesday.

"The so-called research conducted by the trade union Solidarity, which claims that over a million jobs currently held by coloureds in the Western Cape and 300 000 jobs held by Indians would be given to Africans as a result of the employment equity bill, is a dangerous political game," said ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga in a statement.

"The employment equity bill seeks to increase the participation of the historically marginalised communities, which includes Africans, coloureds and Indians, in the country's mainstream economy."

Solidarity's deputy general secretary Dirk Hermann claimed on Sunday that the amendments to the bill could amount to "a massive and unfeasible social engineering programme" - with nearly a million economically active coloured South Africans in the Western Cape having to earn a living in another province if the proposed amendments were signed into law.

‘Inflammatory statement’

Hermann said in terms of the amendment, the act would no longer recognise the economically active population (EAP) of a region, but only the national demographics of the economically active population.

According to the Western Cape's current demographics, approximately 29.1% of the EAP is black, 54.8% coloured, 0.5% Indian and 15.6% white.

The Democratic Alliance said the amendments were "unconstitutional" and that it was "unfortunate" that the effect of the ANC's proposed legislation "arbitrarily targets coloured and Indian South Africans in the fight to generate prosperity".

Motshekga said he was not surprised that the DA would publicly support the union's "inflammatory statement".

‘DA thrives on racial politics’

"The party (DA) has always thrived on racial politics. It is reckless to play racial politics, and spread falsehoods and distortions, on something as important and very close to the hearts of ordinary South Africans, as the issue of employment," he said.

He added that it was "unthinkable" that the ANC would "seek to disadvantage" those they had liberated and sought to empower.

He accused the union and the opposition party of fomenting racial tension ahead of the local government polls, to take place later this year.

The labour department and ANC ally, the Congress of SA Trade Unions, have rejected Solidarity's claims.

Cosatu described them as "inflammatory and irresponsible".
 

Comments
  • yolandie04 - 2011-02-22 14:30

    And once again as always race plays a part.

      Subzer0 - 2011-02-22 16:06

      Since when does it not?

      Subzer0 - 2011-02-22 16:06

      Since when does it not?

      Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-02-22 19:29

      Off course it does, it is only logical in this case. Afterall: the amendments are racist in themselves so anybody disagreeing with it is also disagreeing with racism. So race will be the main factor. ANC makes a racist law and doesn't like people telling them this.

      Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-02-22 19:29

      Off course it does, it is only logical in this case. Afterall: the amendments are racist in themselves so anybody disagreeing with it is also disagreeing with racism. So race will be the main factor. ANC makes a racist law and doesn't like people telling them this.

  • Linz-e - 2011-02-22 14:34

    Well if this isn't the case, they WHY doesn't the ANC justify the bill by providing the enquiring public with clarity on purpose of the bill, and HOW it will affect the population? Because only until then, will us onlookers be driven to believe what assume what is implied.

      thinker - 2011-02-22 18:02

      Where there is smoke there is fire

      thinker - 2011-02-22 18:02

      Where there is smoke there is fire

  • hb30387 - 2011-02-22 14:41

    I do not care for the ANC statement, what does the new law say? I cannot believe that Solidarity will lie as they are not a political party and has nothing to gain from the statement they made

  • Other Justin - 2011-02-22 14:41

    OK, you useless bunch of morons, why don't you explain to us what you mean by the bill then? Don't just say 'The employment equity bill seeks to increase the participation of the historically marginalised communities, which includes Africans, coloureds and Indians, in the country's mainstream economy', EXPLAIN!!! You can fool some people some of the times, BUT YOU CAN'T FOOL ALL THE PEOPLE ALL OF THE TIMES...Go to HELL!!

      simodi - 2011-02-22 15:52

      u too eya di heleni

      simodi - 2011-02-22 15:52

      u too eya di heleni

      MK - 2011-02-23 00:10

      @Simodi, You either lost your Dummy or you are suffering from verbal Diahree. Write something understandable or shutup. Damage Control is now being implemented by a bunch of retards. You seem to fit the Profile.

  • Pipes - 2011-02-22 14:42

    Until such time the ANC Government does away with it's racial classifications in terms of AA and BEE etc , nobody will get a "fair deal" unless you are a black so called African. They can stand on their collective heads and whistle through their toes, but they will always nail all non- blacks - whether Coloured, Indian or White. Solidarity interpreted the proposed law exactly the way the ANC wants it implemented. The problem is just that the ANC did not want the truth to be known until after the elections - now suddenly they are claiming that Solidarity is making 'infalmmatory' statements. So - if our interpretation of YOUR laws are wrong - what IS the correct interpretation ?

  • Linz-e - 2011-02-22 14:43

    Well if this isn't the case, they WHY doesn't the ANC justify the bill by providing the enquiring public with clarity on the purpose of the bill, and HOW it will affect the population? Because only until then, will us onlookers be driven to believe and/or assume what is implied.

      AJLB - 2011-02-22 15:18

      The sad part is that this great country is going down the tubes, the same as the rest of Africa, and there is sweet fanny that anyone can do about it. Where there is no mindset, there will be no voting out of culprits who undermine everything that's right and decent in a civilized society, which the majority is not. Pyramid schemes don't work and sooner or later when the money dries up, rioting will start - Gidaffi was called king of kings of the AU or SADEC or whatever, and where is he now ? His so-called country is in ruins, but the ANC won't listen until it's tooooo late, a leopard that won't change it's spots.

      AJLB - 2011-02-22 15:18

      The sad part is that this great country is going down the tubes, the same as the rest of Africa, and there is sweet fanny that anyone can do about it. Where there is no mindset, there will be no voting out of culprits who undermine everything that's right and decent in a civilized society, which the majority is not. Pyramid schemes don't work and sooner or later when the money dries up, rioting will start - Gidaffi was called king of kings of the AU or SADEC or whatever, and where is he now ? His so-called country is in ruins, but the ANC won't listen until it's tooooo late, a leopard that won't change it's spots.

  • Made_In_SA - 2011-02-22 14:43

    Why Don't I believe this bunch of bullsh$tters?

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-02-22 14:44

    Of course they will deny deny deny this a few months before the municipal elections.....By August, we will be informed in the ANC's weekly propaganda rag that the relevant legislation has already been passed. The only thing funnier than the blatant 'cover up' tactics by the ruling party, is it's gullible support base.

  • Phoenix - 2011-02-22 14:48

    Just another screwed up ploy by the ANC to get a higher number of uneducated africans in to positions they don't deserve, and have not studied or worked for. The ANC as usual are only trying to make things beneficial to them and sneak their own people in there.

  • Kon - 2011-02-22 14:50

    I wanna see someone trying to take a Coloured's job..good luck!! LOL...

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-02-22 16:07

      lol...ja...you mussin push...

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-02-22 16:07

      lol...ja...you mussin push...

      GBES - 2011-02-22 17:27

      Hulle "ma se po$s" ! The Hard Livings are waiting for Zuma.

      Perfume - 2011-02-22 17:53

      LMAO!!!!! it will be hard

      Perfume - 2011-02-22 17:53

      LMAO!!!!! it will be hard

  • maseratifitt - 2011-02-22 14:51

    "ANC rejects report on coloured jobs" Now who is going to read a report written by ANC rejects? ANC should do the country a favour and reject itself.

      Felix - 2011-02-23 09:38

      HAHA well played.

  • Tseleng - 2011-02-22 14:51

    Desperation, trying to lure coloureds and indians mmm DA.

      Kon - 2011-02-22 14:53

      Better than Congolise and Zim boys...they take your wifes!!

      Kon - 2011-02-22 14:53

      Better than Congolise and Zim boys...they take your wifes!!

      Tantrum - 2011-02-22 14:57

      Giving the coloureds and indians the facts is better than promising them heaven ....

      Tantrum - 2011-02-22 14:57

      Giving the coloureds and indians the facts is better than promising them heaven ....

      thinker - 2011-02-22 18:08

      Sorry man anc can fool the dakies not coloureds

      Balmy - 2011-02-23 01:17

      No Tseleng we have wised up a long time ago and that is why the ANC does not govern the Western Cape. You know the saying once bitten twice shy... need I say more.

      Antoinette - 2011-02-23 06:58

      DA? I could swear Solidarity did the research?

  • Tantrum - 2011-02-22 14:53

    So the ANC reject these claims, in the same way they rejected the claims that there was fraudulent activities during the arms deal, the same way they rejected the fact that HIV causes AIDS, the same that they rejected the fact that JZ accepted bribes ... And the most important - the same way they reject the fact that Mal-Emma is an idiot...

  • Sho Fukamachi - 2011-02-22 14:56

    Oh yes, and now the ANC backtracks again quickly. Perhaps they should just backtrack all the way to the stone they crawled from, then everyone will be happy. Go to hell ANC, elections are around the corner, and you'll get a very nice surprise. Wankers.

  • robertgunning - 2011-02-22 14:57

    "The party (DA) has always thrived on racial politics. It is reckless to play racial politics, and spread falsehoods and distortions" - Quite rich coming from the leader of misinformation and racism.

  • Maki - 2011-02-22 14:59

    I think solidarity simply misunderstood the legislation and worked out good numbers from a bad starting point. A simple apology from them and this should al be done and dusted. No need to take it over the top again. This is just scare tactics to get coloured comrades in the Western Cape to not Vote ANC. Politics at its dirtiest.

      Smaal - 2011-02-22 16:00

      You look like a bright guy so show the numbers. Show us how many blacks will have to be imported into the Western Cape and how many coloured will have to be exported to full quotas in other provinces. What will happen to the Indians in Natal? Show us the impact studies of human resettlement and displacement. Show us how this economic displacement will impact ANC and DA support? You say solidarity ‘s number are wrong so let’s see yours then shall we? So what you studying: Spin doctoring? The art of denial? How to be a good communist? You got one thing right, it is politics at it dirtiest... as can be expected for the ANC.

      Smaal - 2011-02-22 16:00

      You look like a bright guy so show the numbers. Show us how many blacks will have to be imported into the Western Cape and how many coloured will have to be exported to full quotas in other provinces. What will happen to the Indians in Natal? Show us the impact studies of human resettlement and displacement. Show us how this economic displacement will impact ANC and DA support? You say solidarity ‘s number are wrong so let’s see yours then shall we? So what you studying: Spin doctoring? The art of denial? How to be a good communist? You got one thing right, it is politics at it dirtiest... as can be expected for the ANC.

      thinker - 2011-02-22 18:17

      Did you actuale see the report in question??? or you a blind supporter

      thinker - 2011-02-22 18:17

      Did you actuale see the report in question??? or you a blind supporter

      Jf - 2011-02-22 19:08

      Maki, check the figures!!! Solidarity is right! How long shall it take and how many more lies? ANC rejects the claims, of course they never want to accept it when they are wrong! they caused more than 300.000 deaths by rejecting the fact that HIV causes aids and that was of course not enough! Do you want to blame DA for that as well? or the non-africans??? and the i totally understand the guy who wrote 'stop pissing on us and pretend it's rain'

      Jf - 2011-02-22 19:08

      Maki, check the figures!!! Solidarity is right! How long shall it take and how many more lies? ANC rejects the claims, of course they never want to accept it when they are wrong! they caused more than 300.000 deaths by rejecting the fact that HIV causes aids and that was of course not enough! Do you want to blame DA for that as well? or the non-africans??? and the i totally understand the guy who wrote 'stop pissing on us and pretend it's rain'

  • Kiff - 2011-02-22 15:02

    "The party (DA) has always thrived on racial politics. It is reckless to play racial politics, and spread falsehoods and distortions, on something as important and very close to the hearts of ordinary South Africans, as the issue of employment," - Sounds a lot more like Another Neurotic Causasian

  • nem - 2011-02-22 15:04

    Slap ,,,,,,,Slap,,,,,The picture the ANC paints is the picture people see,,while all these back and fourth games go on for us to see eg the anc supporting malema with his struggle song,they are nationalising mines behind our backs,,these are all communist diversion tactics for us to fall for,,we nee dto step outside the box here,,,,,its simple there is no more colour in this country its about two parties,,,,the anc and the DA and who is going to do the better job for all of us,,,,a communist regime with communist tactics or a Democratic government??? so lets try the pen is mightier than the sword then if that dont work then we will have to revert to the sword and revert to our own homeland,like they had eg transkei and ciskei,,,the anc said in the eighties they were going to drive the white man back to the sea,,,thats fine then give us our Homeland where we have the right to freedom from communism,,,ie, Western Cape then you can keep the gold and we will thrive on tourism,,AUTONOMY,,anyone???

  • DeonL - 2011-02-22 15:12

    It will not happen overnight but it will probably take 2 to 4 years to complete. Employers will be given big fines if not adhered to these rules if it get passed. Gov. is only looking after theire black voters.

  • Observer - 2011-02-22 15:13

    Could this be the defining moment for the ANC losing the coloured vote?

      Balmy - 2011-02-23 01:20

      They had already lost most of it in the Western Cape. This is most likely the proverbial nail in the coffin.

  • TSA - 2011-02-22 15:17

    He said "He added that it was "unthinkable" that the ANC would "seek to disadvantage" those they had liberated and sought to empower." Here's the thing - I am indian and no, i didnt help liberate and empower anyone - Im 27 for pete's sake. And you know what else. My 27 year old competitor for my job didnt liberate anyone either. So really, we SHOULD be on equal standing. His statement just goes to show how history is influencing things it has no business doing. His statement actually divides further. Job's now have nothing to do with history. SHOULD it? Just cos I'm indian doesnt mean i was in the struggle and just cos I am black doesnt mean that either. His statement implies BLACK => Liberator. Sounds right to anyone???

  • JFKY - 2011-02-22 15:17

    WOW, does the ANC really think the Western Cape people are stupid? Marius Fransman are appointed to keep the lie alive. He has no level of integrity and only reacts on ANC orders - not in the interest of the people. Go have a look at all the fish quotas and see who is taking the money - officials that does not even know how to catch one. PLEASE stay up north and rather try and fix what you messed up that side before taking down a province that works for everyone.

  • Madelane - 2011-02-22 15:27

    Once again the ANC and their communist allies sow the seeds of future revolt once the population realise just to what extent they are being manipulated for the enrichment of the few. Only when these communists stop their endless social engineering and allow business to get on with what it does best will the number of work opportunities increase in real terms.

  • Hardtalk - 2011-02-22 15:29

    The poor excuse of a government the ANC and their sidekicks the ANCYL will not be happy until all the non-blacks are dead. Carry on with your one bullet one farmer. Carry on running a country with the worst crime and corruption in the world. Carry on with your lies on JOBS – HOUSES – ELECTRICITY – WATER – TOILETS – HEALTH INSURANCE – PLUS PLUS PLUS PLUS. Carry on blaming whites and apartheid for everything. The time will come when you run out of excuses and the non-blacks have all run off, then what. They created or showed you how to make or build all you see, before that time you invented nothing – built nothing and only created babies and wars between tribes. There in one thing you managed to do and that’s to stuff up a great country. Yes some of the past was wrong, but do you have to make it worst.

      Subzer0 - 2011-02-22 16:47

      Does that chip on your shoulder not make it impossible to get around?

      Subzer0 - 2011-02-22 16:47

      Does that chip on your shoulder not make it impossible to get around?

  • Vaal Donkie - 2011-02-22 15:32

    If the ANC says x, then they are planning on doing NOT x, and vice versa.

  • sjackson - 2011-02-22 15:42

    bring back the old goverment asap please. voting time again.

      Subzer0 - 2011-02-22 16:48

      Instigator!!!

      Subzer0 - 2011-02-22 16:48

      Instigator!!!

  • waynet59 - 2011-02-22 15:45

    Racism at it's best again,when will the West actually face up to the racism and genocide that is taking place!

  • Smaal - 2011-02-22 15:48

    Just saying that Solidarity is wrong does not prove anything Mathole Motshekga. What does the amendment say and please show the numbers. Solidarity showed the numbers now let see your numbers. Once again another power grab by the ANC to ensure black ANC dominance in strategic position and dispersal of opposition party support. If the coloureds where to burn down parliament because of this (with some ANC politicians inside) I’d subsidise the cost of the petrol.

  • Wrong Colour - 2011-02-22 15:55

    A couple of decades ago those 'advantaged' made a very decisive change to true democracy. They gave power away. Wonderful! They should have made those good moves sooner, it would have been great for all including them! Now alas these late changes brought about a new apartheid...blackness vs everything else! I used to be black...now I guess I am not black enough! Here's the thing: Will those in power CONTINUE to hold on until is too late... not just for them but for all of us?

  • WiseOwl2 - 2011-02-22 15:55

    In realty Coloureds, Indians and Whites have lost and are excluded from the labour market and employment opportunities... Wake up people this is a reality from which the ANC cannot escape.

  • Souf-Efrikan - 2011-02-22 15:59

    Eish, these darkies playing the race card again!

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-02-22 16:02

    Just going on this article, the ANC (Govt) have given little reason for us to trust them. So, I do feel that our (brown ppl in the middle) jobs are indeed in jeopardy, unless I'm given written proof that is contrary..This is the ANC logic : If you're not with us, you're the enemy !

  • tommo - 2011-02-22 16:02

    Ya but they avoid actually commenting on the bill, and its consequences. They rather poke at the comments and then have a go at the Union. So please Motshekga, elaborate to us what this bill is really about, and WITHOUT using words such as "transformation", "empowerment" and other pseudonyms to hide actual intentions...

  • riaan.pretorius - 2011-02-22 16:14

    "The party (DA) has always thrived on racial politics", that is rich coming from a Racist.

  • cmr.insurance - 2011-02-22 16:17

    They lie so much dont know what to believe would not help then till after elections to pull such a stunt would lose to many votes. OR are they losing them and trying a strong arm tactic lets wait and see.

  • riaan.pretorius - 2011-02-22 16:17

    "those they had liberated and sought to empower", why is the ANC taking credit for abolishing Apartheid (now reversed apartheid)?. They should then also take credit for the current paradise we are living in.

  • LBS - 2011-02-22 16:19

    The ANC are just trying to b..sh.. us again. I don't trust them!!!!

  • Lily - 2011-02-22 16:45

    I saw it coming,never mind the hoo's and the haah's it will happen.Anything is possible in this country.

  • chezzy - 2011-02-22 16:49

    There all my "kullid" brothers & sisters don't mess your vote don't vote ANC you will live in horrendous conditions like us in Gauteng.We have no service delivery here.We were in Cape Town in December and could not believe it that they come to clean the streets 6am in the morning.

      Perfume - 2011-02-22 17:58

      Durban is a WASTE DUMP!!!!!!! Walk around in the morning on your way to work, one has to hold their noses!!!!! I was in Cape Town in 2004, at first I thought I was in another country, could not believe how clean the streets are ")

      Perfume - 2011-02-22 17:58

      Durban is a WASTE DUMP!!!!!!! Walk around in the morning on your way to work, one has to hold their noses!!!!! I was in Cape Town in 2004, at first I thought I was in another country, could not believe how clean the streets are ")

  • phillip.havenga - 2011-02-22 17:03

    So the DA play racial politics when they say that racial discrimination in the workplace (BEE, AA etc) is wrong but the ANC isn't being racist by implimenting these racist requirements? Pot, Kettle, Black. Asses.

  • W H Kotze - 2011-02-22 17:04

    If the report is false, why does the ANC appointed DG of Correctional Services insist that personnel at Western Cape prisons must mirror the national ethnic profile? Is that ANC policy or not?

  • haapluuc - 2011-02-22 17:07

    The DA and Solidarity statements make a lot of sense to me. There are very distinctive and different communities in South Africa; the ANC should not paint everyone with the same "National" brush. It doesn't make sense and will result in communities suffering in the long term. The ANC really needs to get a clue and see the light. Stealing jobs is not the same as creating jobs!

  • GBES - 2011-02-22 17:25

    If the anc is honest they will SCRAP this amendment to the law.SCRAP IT NOW !!!!!!!Ms Motshekga please listen,you are fueling racial tensions,not the DA, who only reponded to your racist documents.

  • Hantie - 2011-02-22 17:41

    Die dag as ' n politieke party soos die ANC inmeng in die ekonomie en wette daar stel om werkloosheid te bekamp onder sy eie mense om te help dat hy aan bewind bly.......dan is die skrif teen die muur. Die ANC kan nie en sal nooit 'n sukses daarvan maak om as 'n regering op te tree nie. Hoe se hulle 'It's my time to chow' terwyl hulle met hulle hande op die gatsak slaan! Geen wonder party verwys na hulle as die 'Ongelowiges' nie. Hulle lieg so hulle glo hulle self, maar wat my die moer in maak is dat hulle ons integriteit onderskat om te dink ons is so dom dat ons die leuens glo! Word wakker Suid Afrika en verslaan die euwel tydens die opkomende verkiesing.

  • R.Suppards - 2011-02-22 17:42

    I distrust any statements from the ANC, SACP & COSATU alliance because lying is part and parcel of thier very being.

  • Jayjay001 - 2011-02-22 19:19

    Everywhere you already look, Xhosas are on the great trek into the Western Cape, knowing full well they will get first pick of the jobs. SHAME ON ANY FELLOW COLOURED who ignores our own people, sitting on enemployment levels we've NEVER seen before. We have already seen housing specifically built for Xhosas in the western Cape, ignoring us WHO ARE FROM HERE! Xhosa policemen who treat us badly, pushing into our part of the country to get better rights as us well after Apertheid ended, with the ANC lies. Fact is that the Bantus pushed our forefathers the Khoi Khoi off our own land in Southern Africa and now plan to do the same to us. You've pushed far and long enough, we've had enough. While I'm pro BEE and AA, we all know that Bantus have one thing in mind, their OWN interests, not a single iota of consideration towards those of us who supported them years ago. Plaatjes would be turning in his grave! NOT forgetting the present Botswana government pushing the last of our original forefathers into extinction in the Kalahari desert. The true face of what's going on, they come into Southern Africa, claim it to be theirs and are pushing us to extinction. Apatrtheid might have been your opportunity to spread the lie that you're the original iunhabitants from Southern Africa, but our paintings and other atrifact evidence shows otherwise

  • Matt - 2011-02-22 19:52

    ANC is the party for greedy, farm killers, rapists and the scumbags of this earth

      phillip.havenga - 2011-02-24 07:27

      Exactly! A Vote for the ANC is a vote for the murder of innocent people.

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