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Coloured workers face the axe - report

2011-02-20 16:23

Johannesburg - Nearly a million of all economically active coloured South Africans in the Western Cape will have to earn a living in another province if proposed amendments to the Employment Equity Act are implemented, the trade union Solidarity claimed on Sunday.

Solidarity's deputy general secretary Dirk Hermann said the amendments could amount to "a massive and unfeasible social engineering programme".

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

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.

"It would require massive shifts in the population to reflect the national demography," Hermann said.

'Absurd'

"It would mean that the current coloured and white EAP would have to decrease by 80% and 22% respectively, while the black and Indian EAP would have to increase by 154% and 538% to reflect the national EAP demographic profile.

"In Limpopo, an increase of at least 10 000 in economically active coloured persons would be needed, while more than 268 600 economically active black persons would have to move from that province.

Hermann said the "absurd figures" show that in its current form the amendment bill is "unfeasible" and "imposes unrealistic demands".

The findings formed part of a report by the Solidarity Research Institute (SRI) on the proposed amendments to labour legislation.

The report indicated what population moves would be required between provinces in order to reflect the national EAP demographic profile in each province.

Hermann said the amendments to the act implied that only the national EAP demographic profile would be used as benchmark for demographic representation to the exclusion of other benchmarks previously in use.

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Current benchmarks include whether a person from the designated groups is available for appointment or promotion, and also take into account current and expected future economical and financial factors for the specific sector.

"What it means in essence is that irrespective of factors such as local demography and skilled employee shortages, an employer will have to comply with the national EAP profile and will not be able to make any appointment that falls outside this," Hermann said.

"The proposals also invalidate the concept of 'black' as defined in the Employment Equity Act. In reality, coloured and Indian South Africans are thus, as it were, written out of the designated group."

Solidarity's legal team had begun to draw up documentation to institute court action should the amendments be passed.

"The principle of representation as it is currently reflected in the proposed amendment bill is not in accordance with the constitution of South Africa and, therefore, it cannot be accepted," Hermann said.



Comments
  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-02-20 16:38

    Let's see if they can implement this....I tell you, the WC won't stand for this cr@p. They want Yemen, Tunisia, Egypt - they will get it.

      Neo - 2011-02-21 07:54

      If this is true, I hope the ANC implement it before the national elections. This way they will be voted out of power quicker.

      Thangy - 2011-02-21 09:03

      Dont be an idiot, who do you think stands most to lose from a Yemen, Tunisia, Egypt type uprising? careful what you wish for!

      nobodyneedstoknowme - 2011-02-21 10:02

      Coloured people are not black! Go call a chinese man japanese and see what happens

      Perfume - 2011-02-21 10:47

      @Thangy....nope they are not!!!!

      franklyspeakingabc - 2011-02-21 11:04

      nobodyneedstoknowme and Perfume Coloured people are classified as "black" in terms the Employment Equity Act. So are Indians and "Africans." Read it people and make informed comments. Trevor Manuel also refers to himself as "black", not the apartheid inspired "coloured" coined in line with the "divide and rule" policy

      Weezychest - 2011-02-21 11:24

      Fikile, who are you kidding. Afraid of who?

      hermannb - 2011-02-21 11:50

      Agree SAFFA-CAT .They cannot implement this as Coloureds are now classified as Blacks. And to dearest FIKILE.....go and play in the traffic sweetheart or if you are employed,do your work,dont waste your employers time and money during working hours.(Or maybe you are waiting in the wings to take over a "coloured's job ?)

      Perfume - 2011-02-21 13:31

      @franklyspeaking...well Trevor Manuel needed to get onto the gravy train, hence why he will call himself the new "black"......any job application, they have boxes "w", "c", "b" "i", and let me say this only when it suits the Allround National Corruption committee then Coloureds are termed "black" in this instance they have made it clear "COLOURED WORKERS FACE THE AXE".

      Other Justin - 2011-02-21 15:10

      @Fikile - Coward whites? You'll get away with this on this forum, why don't you get up from your computer, go outside and say that to the first white man you come accross. I can assure you that you'll get a po3s klap of note. This legislation is just another dumb ass uninformed push to try and force Western Cape out of DA control because they know that they cannot fairly win the Western Cape, so they need to try some underhanded racist legislative manouvers. VIVA AMAUSELESS ANC AND FIKILE VIVA!!!

      lindihere - 2011-02-22 17:15

      @nobodyneedstoknowme and Perfume, I would be classified "coloured" but I consider myself black, Southern Africa is the only part of the world that makes that classification legally, but hey, if we want live under the colonial divide and conquer mentality...

  • qtpi84 - 2011-02-20 16:54

    The ANC really are SCARED of the DA.. why else would they go to these extremely absurd lengths to get their supporters into the Western Cape..

      Bonzo - 2011-02-21 03:04

      If that's their logic, qtpi84, it's going to backfire something horrible on them in the W Cape. Their new leader here, Marius Fransman, may as well give up before he's begun. Every citizen excluded by these stats (and that's the demographic majority in the W Cape) will make darn sure that the ANC does not get their vote. I say, vote DA for common ground and common sense!

  • mario.dippenaar - 2011-02-20 16:56

    Ai, my lanie bro, first they force my to get my's teeth, and now this?

      Bonzo - 2011-02-21 03:05

      ja! 'You musn't push'!

  • Francois - 2011-02-20 16:57

    So, accoding to the new bill, it does not matter if a town or province has prodominantly coloured people, an employer in that town or province will need to employ a majority of black people in line with the national demographic profile! Absurd indeed. All farmers will find themselves without people to employ because the majority of black people prefer to work in the city and don't care for farm work.

  • Thandi - 2011-02-20 16:59

    Is this the correct spelling for APARTHEID?

      Sedick - 2011-02-20 17:07

      Ww can coin a new term - RePARTHEID........I want to see what the "Coloured" ANC Cadres will say to this? During APARDHEID the "coloureds" "voted" themselves out of the vote....let's see if they are stupid enough to screw themselves again.......

      Loodpil - 2011-02-20 17:46

      I think we should call it RETARTHEID.

      Warren - 2011-02-20 21:16

      This is job reservation for blacks.

      zengfuey - 2011-02-21 07:51

      What will be next. Pasboeke for coloured, indians and whites? This is so 180 degrees against the constitution protecting our rights to live and work in whichever province we want...

      sonnyg - 2011-02-21 09:04

      Yip. I am sure the pencil test will soon be brought back.

      Win14 - 2011-02-21 11:09

      Wow, Thandi, you have obviously not suffered under it. -- In England, they used to spell it APARTHATE.

      Spyker - 2011-02-21 15:03

      Nice one Loodpil -- 1st we had APARTHEID, now are given RETARDHEID...

  • factsforlive - 2011-02-20 16:59

    Whaha!!! Welcome to our world....

  • Francois - 2011-02-20 17:00

    It's funny how the ANC messes up so much of what works by trying to window-dress small perceived problems. Why is it a problem for the ANC that there are more white and coloured people in the Western Cape than elsewhere and that these people can find employment where they live?

      Ephraim - 2011-02-20 18:11

      where on the report is written A.N.C? assumptions neh?at all the times,anger makes you sound stupid. do you agree with me on that francios?now,the fact that you and your buddies hate our organization doesn't make you clever and politically correct,neh? we motivated Egypt,Tunisia and Lybia if you care to know.

      Francois - 2011-02-20 18:29

      Ephraim, so you have it on good authority that the DA is punting this absurb bill? I think not. By the way, I supported the ANC once and also thought we will be a rainbow nation under the ANC. Now demographics and job reservation (aka APARTHEID) are the policies of the ANC and I cannot support this. My children and I have so much to contribute to South Africa but we are of the wrong colour.

      Warren - 2011-02-20 21:18

      All white people should emigrate.

      sonnyg - 2011-02-21 10:00

      @Ephraim, which party has the power to ammend Employment Equity Act?

      CharlSkeptic - 2011-02-21 10:10

      @ephraim - after reading your comments I have to conclude that you bring down the average IQ of today's crowd to about 66.6 - before you spoke the average was 106

      emmamimie - 2011-02-21 11:11

      Francois, the government does not know how to deligate work, this is the only way they can assure their voters that they will have work, like some said earlier in the week fire one white or coloured and employ five black. THey do not have the brains to create work, the government departments are a prime example all play and pay and no work.

      emmamimie - 2011-02-21 11:13

      Ephriam, you do not have to see the word ANC they are the ruleing party and if they can make life easier for themselves before election they will.They do not know how to create jobs, stealing is all they know, now they are going to steal jobs from one ethnic group to give to another, Typiocal ANC move

      Win14 - 2011-02-21 11:16

      yes, Warren, all white people would emigrate if they could. By latest statistics, there are only 12% of them that can, i.e. those with dual passports etc. The main body of 88% is stuck here, nilly-willy! Do you really think we'd stay in this mess and anarchy unless we had to? No white country in Europe or the Americas will have us.

      Other Justin - 2011-02-21 15:16

      @Ephraim - Dude, it might not read A.N.C but it has ANC written all over it, if you know what I mean........probably not. Sorry, wasting my breath.

  • Alfred - 2011-02-20 17:07

    I think "absurd" is what the "A" really stands for in ANC.

      Francois - 2011-02-20 17:11

      Absurd Nationalising Convicts

      Vaal Donkie - 2011-02-21 11:02

      Another National Catastrophe.

      ZACKIE - 2011-02-21 13:40

      ASSOCIATION OF NATIONAL CRIMINALS - ANC

      Spyker - 2011-02-21 15:12

      Another Nazi Church

      Other Justin - 2011-02-21 15:17

      Alchoholic Nimphomaniac Clowns

  • vdmerweas - 2011-02-20 17:08

    They need this so they can actually take back the WC witch is a blatant embarrassment to the ANC cause the WC set the benchmark. No DA, nothing to worry about cause then the ANC will be the benchmark. I am so sick to my stomach about the ANC they don't give a flying F@#ck, @ all cost we will undermine the SA citizen is the ANC motto. I want to get medieval on their ass. You Rubbish. The ppl are in revolt against the so called rulers. Now I understand Jihad.

      CharlSkeptic - 2011-02-21 10:12

      And if this Employment Equity Act plan doesnt work, they are also busy with their cunning plans to scrap the current 9 provinces altogether.

      Uncle Spud - 2011-02-21 21:49

      Your getting angry my man. What goes round, comes around. The ANC's will get what's coming to them one day and ALL South Africans MUST rejoice then because WITHOUT the horrible ANC's South Africa will grow into a wonderfull country that ALL can be proud of. Damn you ANC, damn you for what you are

  • André - 2011-02-20 17:11

    Power hungry ANC....... What will be next? This will go the same way as the Gauteng Toll Road system!! Sorry, we will have a re-think! And, what will Cosatu`s Mr Errol Erhenreich do or say?? Surely his job is in danger, or will he be re-deployed?

  • Big Mouth - 2011-02-20 17:11

    ANC are worse than NP.

      LBS - 2011-02-21 08:32

      The NP jumped into bed with the ANC, remember? The ANC have adopted NP policies, enhanced them and enforce reverse apartheid. Now they also see Coloureds (and Indians?) as dispensable? Even stealing from the public purse is more blatant and 'in your face' Their greed and arrogance know no boundaries!! Rainbow Nation se voet - we are on a slippery slide to nowhere with ANC idiots steering the way!

  • Macho Mike - 2011-02-20 17:14

    Eish, the Employment Equity Act. The African National Circus's version of Apartheid. Next they will introduce their own "Dompass" for people to carry. The Clowns running the African National Circus think they can do as they please. Listen here fat cat Zuma, we are getting gatvol for your government, it's policies and it's absolute failure at everything it does. You see what's happening in North Africa? Watch out, lest the people rise and revolt against you incompetent idiots.

      exocist - 2011-02-21 10:42

      i think these geniuses should start watching their backs and start ducking, even just thinking about this shit, theres alway an ulterior motive behind their stupid plans, this sounds very much like forced removals in sheeps clothing, i don't think the colored people are ready for round no2 of pack up and leave, this is avery good reason for them to vote for the best party this coming elections, then we can start fighting for sucession for the western cape VIVA DA VIVA A NEW DAWN

      Ryan - 2011-02-21 20:36

      Exocist.... Question. If the ANC is voted out... do you think they will quietly leave? This is going to be Zimbabwe all over again. Well, thats if the votes are ever really counted in the first place.

  • Macho Mike - 2011-02-20 17:15

    Eish, the Employment Equity Act. The African National Circus's version of Apartheid. Next they will introduce their own "Dompass" for people to carry. The Clowns running the African National Circus think they can do as they please. Listen here fat cat Zuma, we are getting gatvol for your government, it's policies and it's absolute failure at everything it does. You see what's happening in North Africa? Watch out, lest the people rise and revolt against you incompetent idiots.

      CharlSkeptic - 2011-02-21 10:14

      at Zozi - you retard, 2 wrongs dont make a right. Havent anyone LEARNT anything from the past?

      emmamimie - 2011-02-21 11:16

      Yes Zozi ask the Germans, they have learnt a big lesson in life and you are about to learn the same.

  • Rob - 2011-02-20 17:15

    A wave of change is sweeping Africa, the ANC is playing with fire now. South Africa is not immune to revolutionary processes.

      Bonzo - 2011-02-21 03:09

      Amen, Rob. Yiza Moya! Come, Wind of Change!

      Tamzien - 2011-02-21 13:09

      what are you guys smoking. You can not even compare Egypt et al with the sa regime. I suppose it is indicative all Africans are the same to your lot. That is why Africans in this country can not trust people like u to represent their interests. No matter how much you try to convince us otherwise.

      Tamzien - 2011-02-21 13:09

      Not ANC Supporter FYI

  • Bartman - 2011-02-20 17:25

    I think the ANC should be "axed" from power. Who's with me?

      dr.smiles - 2011-02-20 17:50

      when and where?

      LBS - 2011-02-21 15:09

      TIME WE ALL STAND TOGETHER!!!!!

  • nikkigeyser12 - 2011-02-20 17:26

    Why can't they get rid of the extras

  • Janneman27 - 2011-02-20 17:28

    Vote Cape Party for Cape independence! We would NEVER allow this to happen! The Cape needs to be a safe haven for all its people, especially the Coloured population!

      ? - 2011-02-20 18:14

      haha,,u mean safe for the whites? Since when do whites or black care about coloured people?

      Vaal Donkie - 2011-02-21 11:04

      The cpae Party makes it possible for coloured to govern themselves, if they wished.

      Other Justin - 2011-02-21 15:22

      @? - Shame, yet another brainwashed African National Clown......

  • Janneman27 - 2011-02-20 17:28

    Vote Cape Party for Cape independence! We would NEVER allow this to happen! The Cape needs to be a safe haven for all its people, especially the Coloured population!

      Hads - 2011-02-21 08:28

      I am all for secession. We dont need the rest of sa

  • Francois - 2011-02-20 17:28

    The amount of tax payer money and time wasted by ANC "think tanks" and "working groups" (read: unqualified uneducated communists, socialists and idealists) coming up with absurb ideas purporting to be Draft Amendments to Acts or "White papers" is mind boggling. In the end these social engineering and communist changes are dragged out forever, watered down to nothing, thrown out by the Concourt or scrapped by the slightly more reasonable (and cash-strapped) Treasury or Finance ministry. God help us without the constitution or without a level-headed Treasury.

      jayt612 - 2011-02-20 17:51

      Francois, maybe 2012 will be the year when the One Word Global Government is finally consolidated. Even Prez. Bush senior spoke openly during 1991 already about a coming New Order in the near future. Most countries now coming into alignment with the Global Governance concept. That has been the world wide plan all along ~ so it seems. The USD $ may even be replaced by a One World currency, perhaps in Gold and/or Silver to stabilise the present global economic chaos. All paper money will eventually lose value. Enter Gold and Silver. (Honest weights for honest men). Interesting times! Shalom

      Bonzo - 2011-02-21 03:11

      Jayt612, it is happening. The era of self-important tinpot nation states is over. Only the costly and grand vestiges remain. Federation is the future - common interests, common currency, shared resources, etc.

  • jayt612 - 2011-02-20 17:30

    Class Action? Shalom

  • MGB - 2011-02-20 17:31

    How about just hiring the best candidate for the job?

      Francois - 2011-02-20 17:37

      What an absurd notion! That's far too simple and will lead to unbridled economic growth given our resourceful country and people.

      Vaal Donkie - 2011-02-21 11:04

      That's not very progressive thinking.

      ry4ncarpenter - 2011-02-21 11:50

      Because 9 times out of 10 they wont be black.

      Other Justin - 2011-02-21 15:24

      Sure, like that is going to happen with the current racist reapartheid government in power.

  • 106106sa - 2011-02-20 17:33

    Another day in Africa with a useless African government panicking to keep the masses happy and hence the vote.No more ...no less!!!!!

  • 106106sa - 2011-02-20 17:34

    Another day in Africa with a useless African government panicking to keep the masses happy and hence the vote.No more ...no less!!!!!

  • WiseOwl2 - 2011-02-20 17:38

    Rather sad to see that our coloured folk are going the way that the white folk went, after all they were also previously disadvantaged. This country is based on ones skin colour. Shame on you ANC you got your votes now the true racists are showing through the cracks .

      Hads - 2011-02-21 08:30

      Well of course. Just look at the rest of Africa

      taf.jizz - 2011-02-21 10:46

      Well the speech expressly said radical means of job creation. . ..Here is one.. .

  • vdmerweas - 2011-02-20 17:38

    Funny how Jay Naidoo was explained to me as the devil when I was 4 years old, never thought that was truth but now in hind site. ANC and Indians seem to be one and the same. No morals just where the wind is blowing. Jay Naidoo was the cartoonist dream of the said medium. LOL

      Tasmee - 2011-02-21 14:54

      I am indian, I detest the ANC and cannot fathom how so many indians within our community stil support the ANC. Given examples like Jay Naidoo, Shabhir Shaik etc, I agree that some Indians are quiet happy keeping their cadres happy and receiving something for their troubles. However, there are very many of us that hold the ideals of OUR Mahatma Ghandi as well as the legacy that our forefathers have left us. We are hard working, we value education, we take pride in who we are, so please do not brush all Indians with the same brush. Those that believe in what truth, will fight beside you all the way!

  • JudithNkwe - 2011-02-20 17:39

    Seems Labour Dept is on steroids and doesn't know what the outcomes of its crazy declarations will be. However, SMEs are being hit where it matters - we cannot provide the jobs required with all of these regulations unless we have access to major funding! None of us has the ability to put together a 20 million rand project, which is what govt wants before funding is granted. Please we want a break and assistance in funding R250 000 projects

      jayt612 - 2011-02-20 18:19

      HerbaLife

  • Ettienne - 2011-02-20 17:41

    Have they forgotten about the Chinese? So are they now admitting after bullshitting everyone, that ONLY Blacks are Black and that Indian, Coloured and Chinese are no longer black? BBBEE/BEE crap! This country, if we allow this to continue, will go straight to the dogs and we can just as well pack up and go to sea. I will not stand back, but will fight for what is right. Time that the smaller political parties actually starting smelling the acid before its too late!!

      Perfume - 2011-02-20 19:58

      You forgot the Chinese have been classified "Coloured"

      Other Justin - 2011-02-21 15:27

      Yip, shame, the coloureds, indians and chinese weren't white enough during apartheid and now they are not black enough during reapartheid. Seems the ANC has not learnt anything from apartheid, oops, sorry, they have, they are 'rebranding' apartheid.

  • Lance - 2011-02-20 17:43

    Nazzi style Cattle Herders

  • MGB - 2011-02-20 17:46

    @ Francois On a scale of 1 to 10, just how much more absurd is it than shifting hundreds of thousands of people around the country on someone's whim?

      jayt612 - 2011-02-20 18:21

      Relocation costs to whom?

      CharlSkeptic - 2011-02-21 10:17

      @MGB you retard, 2 wrongs dont make a right. Try to learn from the past, huh?

  • Reality - 2011-02-20 17:49

    Which side of the fence is Tony Ehrenreich going to sit now???? Will he do what he should know what to do, or is he going to cling to his position in the alliance?

  • Aletha Jeftha - 2011-02-20 17:49

    As an unemployed coloured graduate, residing in Cape Town, I am fearful for my prospect opportunities in this country and now in my province. It's legislation like this and institutions like the ruling party that aid the brain drain and worsen the ever pressing skills gap in South Africa.

      WiseOwl2 - 2011-02-20 18:03

      Aletha, I Voted in a referendum 17 years ago for change in this country and hoped we would see a rainbow Nation for all the peoples of this country, unfortunately we have descended into another African failure. Seek your future elsewhere !!!

      Warren - 2011-02-20 21:25

      SA is a failed state.

      tuttysales - 2011-02-21 01:36

      Aletha: listen to WiseOwl2. Your skills are needed in the global village. Go out there and find your place.

      gltmd1 - 2011-02-21 08:13

      yes. go overseas.safer

      Hads - 2011-02-21 08:32

      Dont worry the whites and coloured will stand together.

      Jameel - 2011-02-21 08:38

      Aletha, me too being coloured (and proud of it) travelled and work abroad for 7 years, but let me tell you, DO NOT give up the dream to stay residing in the most beautiful place in the world, Cape Town. I returned and will now pick up the fight against this injustice against our coloured people. We, the coloured people have a right to the Western Cape as ours, why are we being made second class, again? DO NOT GIVE UP, I will stand to fight another day, are you prepared to defend your, mine, our parents and forefathers honour??

      lldoidge - 2011-02-21 09:02

      Jameel, I and many others will back you all the way. Enough is enough!

      Other Justin - 2011-02-21 15:31

      Aletha, don't listen to WiseOwl2, Warren, tuttysales and others...We need your skills here, we will all stand against this nonsense with you. We face the same enemy, the ANC, we must all, the coloureds, indians, chinese, whites and like minded blacks stand together against this idiocy.

      Subzer0 - 2011-02-22 07:43

      So this degree you have, in what is it exactly? Cause i dont know any Engineering students that are unemployed irrespective of colour but i know a few buggers that studied your "eazier" degrees and now cant understand why they cant get a job cause some fields are just plain saturated and that has absolutely nothing to do with your race. Stop looking for things on a silver platter go volunteer to show case to employers you are serious and willing to do the work and you might just that job.

  • Trudy - 2011-02-20 17:52

    A government that can not create jobs, want to tell those who do create jobs who they should give those jobs to, I THINK NOT!!

      Tasmee - 2011-02-21 15:02

      After being turned down by the likes of Khula (for a comprehensive, workable, practical, sustainable business plan, unfortnunately I am not black enough), as well as having to give 25% shares in my business if I get funding through many of the government based funders, I will be damned if I employ a black person in my business. I have raised most of the funding by selling assets, so I will employ white, indian, coloured women, and NO AA, EE BBEEE policy is going to tell me who to employ.

      Trudy - 2011-02-21 15:13

      Tasmee, I am also self employed, I also did not qualify for Khula funding, since i owned a property and had a small amount of capital. My partner is BEE but we still did not qualify, because he also owned more than one property. So we also had to sell some assets etc to start our business. This is why I will not give anyone undeserving a position. I come across many lazy sods who are all about a 45 hour working week and taking sick leave in advance. Needless to say, I put people on expiry contracts, if they don't perform, I don't renew these contracts. I don't need the government, they do need me though..........tax, vat etc.

      Tasmee - 2011-02-21 15:29

      Trudy, it is such a shame that the red tape suffocates all chances of stimulating small business development. Luckily for me being Indian, I do not require another BEE partner, however the fact that a certain group need to be taken by the hand and GIVEN the opportunities that I am creating, as well as taking the risk by putting up my own security, immediately makes me negative towards those that are undeserving. At the end of the day, I will only employ those people that are currently disadvantaged, namely, Indian, white, coloured. Sad, but I am involved in the service industry, and based on the level of service one gets from the private business that employ AA candidates right to municipalites, I would not want attitudes that we see there reflecting my business values.

      Tasmee - 2011-02-21 15:34

      I agree 100% with your sentiment though. A government that cannot create jobs, cannot tell those who can who to employ!

  • MGB - 2011-02-20 17:53

    @ Francois Scratch that. I agree.

      Francois - 2011-02-20 18:19

      Sorry for using the lowest form of wit. It is just amazing how difficult it is for our leaders to come up with the obvious solutions.

  • Shane - 2011-02-20 18:06

    Doesn't this seem like another form of the group areas act? Apartheid is on it's way in again, very subtle.

      MGB - 2011-02-20 18:12

      Yup. It won't be long before this artisan closes up shop too and heads out.

  • jaime.moss - 2011-02-20 18:14

    Western Cape really needs to become a republic . . . FAST

      aderits - 2011-02-20 18:43

      It will have the highest number of immigrants per capita in the world if it becomes a republic. Immigrants mainly from other provinces.

      helizna - 2011-02-20 19:08

      sooner the better...@aderits I'll be first in line

      braveinternetguy - 2011-02-20 19:12

      Well, they already call moving to the WC, "semigration"...

      Hads - 2011-02-21 08:34

      I wholeheartedly agree.

  • Pilgrim - 2011-02-20 18:43

    I cannot understand how any coloured person can still vote for the ANC. The political and cultural divide between whites and coloureds are much smaller than that of white political views and ANC views. Whites and coloureds are equally unwanted by the ANC and it is high time that coloureds and whites give each other more credit and respect in order to unite against the ANC’s racist AA and BEE policies. I have seen first hand the discrimination against coloureds in the workplace by ANC policy enforcement through their stalwarts.

      Perfume - 2011-02-20 19:54

      "I have seen first hand the discrimination against coloureds in the workplace by ANC policy enforcement through their stalwarts."....I can second you on this statement.

      Smaal - 2011-02-20 20:44

      Same here and you can add the Indians to that list as well.

      zengfuey - 2011-02-21 07:45

      As SMAAL said - Indian's too. I know of an Indian person being discriminated in a very public company by the very African CEO...Not being promoted to manager because of being Indian...

      Jameel - 2011-02-21 08:41

      So why are we still standing on the sides and not making a point? Is it really true that our coloureds are draadsitters? To hell with the ANC and their racist policies, Trevor Manuel, Jay Naidoo, the crap you spoke about many many many years ago at rallies, I am baffled that I even believed the crap you dished up...fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me!!

      Jamesons - 2011-02-21 14:21

      It seems reading most of these post’s. It seems that Coloured’s, Indians and whites are all in the same boat.

  • mother - 2011-02-20 18:49

    How can anybody condone this insanity. The government is losing its marbles, this is the beginning of their end.

  • R.Suppards - 2011-02-20 19:01

    Simple solution, do not include the immigrants from Transkie and Ciskie, and their descendants in the overall numbers. That way the San and true descendants of the indigenous population will not be swamped by the Xhosa Nostra.

  • helizna - 2011-02-20 19:01

    wow het nie lank geneem vir die nuwe regering om maniere te vind om soos die ou regering te word nie... arme kleurlinge moet al weer trek...niks nuuts onder die son nie, alles wat gebeur het al gebeur...

      Pilgrim - 2011-02-20 19:13

      Jy is reg. "History repeating itself" - net omgekeer en baie erger. Wat gaan dit neem vir mense om wakker te skrik?

  • Micheal - 2011-02-20 19:11

    aay the poor coloureds

  • R.Suppards - 2011-02-20 19:16

    It is now time for the Western Cape to secede from the discredited ANC led circus called the Republic of South Africa. Please allow us Vaalies to visit in December

      Hads - 2011-02-21 08:37

      Get a passport first

      James Lenoir - 2011-02-22 13:45

      With every passing day, and the ANC circus doing their utmost to annoy and infuriate (if it's not biling crisis in Johannesburg, or corruption allegations, it's incompetent government officials with socks for brains), secession is starting to sound like the only solution for the Western Cape. The Republic of the Western Cape is the only solution.

  • Lawrence - 2011-02-20 19:17

    Helen Zille should never have informed them that the DA intends creating more jobs in the WC - Now the ANC wants to move in their unqualified cadres, just as their flooding of the municipalities and other service industries

  • Neso - 2011-02-20 19:23

    The ANC is clearly running about like a headless chicken. Trouble is all the sheep will once again cast their votes for this apology of a governing party. Baaaaa! baaaaaaa!

  • Jodie - 2011-02-20 19:38

    When will South Africa be about the South African people and not about the different races? The government makes me so sick! How are we meant to unite people when the government goes out of its way to divide us. Stop this black,white,coloured and indian classification and treat South Africans equally.

      marlon.offline - 2011-02-21 10:07

      I was born South African but I am still being classified as "Coloured." Why?

      roadvark - 2011-02-21 10:56

      Jodie, I had hoped that would be the case in 1994, but alas it never happened. If one is not black african you don't stand a hope of being treated equally in the new SA.

      Felix - 2011-02-21 11:28

      I wasn't a part of the old regime, thus all I can base my opinion on is my currently disadvantaged status. I can say that I am getting angrier every day. Maybe violent protests are the only answer?

      Licikityspit - 2011-02-21 14:12

      Agreed, if we as South Africans can stop putting ourselves in boxes ie white, black etc we would have no need for the likes of the ANC. Stop waiting on handouts, houses, jobs etc as the ANC can Promise but God is the only one who will provide. Hence the saying God helps those who helps themselves

      Other Justin - 2011-02-21 15:45

      @Felix, I hear you, I have never wanted to protest. I think it was something ingraind in us by our parents, that you do not give the regering kak. I sometimes wonder if that is the only language the ANC will understand, violent protest.

  • Johan Kruger - 2011-02-20 19:46

    This is totally absurd. To remove knowledgable people from their posts and appointing less knowledgable people, will only shift the unemployment problem AND increase the already poor standards. The Prez must look after his brudders! What about parlement? Is Pravin and Trevor safe in their posts??

  • Perfume - 2011-02-20 19:52

    The African National Corruption will never get the WC, they can try what tactic, they will never get it, period!!!!!

  • etemhoff - 2011-02-20 20:08

    tell this non coloured person where I must go to stand in line and seriously protest........my word is this dude sober ?

  • Perfume - 2011-02-20 20:20

    The Africans would of started toyi-toying if this was happening to them, they would of been setting buildings on fire, blocking the streets, hitting or burning anything that moved!!!!!!

      Smaal - 2011-02-20 21:11

      True, this means they know we won't.... maybe...

      Perfume - 2011-02-21 10:01

      @Smaal....I heard a Coloured say once "never try to wake a dog up from its sleep"

  • Smaal - 2011-02-20 20:41

    So the ANC doesn’t like all the whites moving to the Western Cape and the Cape coloured staying there then? These mongrel politicians are so hell bend on controlling everything they do not care for any consequences. Typical ANC tendencies. Why can’t they leave the Western Cape alone so the world has a benchmark to measure the ANC’s performance or should I call them shortcomings?

      ZACKIE - 2011-02-21 13:50

      THE ANC DOES NOT WANT THE CAPE TO SUCCEED WHICH IS DOING WELL THE ANC HAS MESSED UP EVERY TOWN / CITY /MUNICPALITY OUTSIDE CAPE AND WANTS TO CONTINUE TO SPREAD THEIR MESS TO THE CAPE

  • Joe - 2011-02-20 21:18

    don't be fooled: the ANC is desperate to flood the western cape with blacks. it's all about winning elections there, and about distributing the crime rate...

      Smaal - 2011-02-20 22:00

      Agreed, this will not be the first time the ANC trucked in support into the Western Cape.