ARTICLES RELATING TO AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

Public Service ‘abusing’ affirmative action

2014-11-16 18:25
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The Public Service Commission says some government departments are abusing affirmative action by not filling posts when there are no qualified black candidates available.

Solidarity economical over EE case - SAPS

2014-10-09 19:00

Solidarity was being economical with the truth when it claimed the SA Police Service had conceded that the employment equity matter was urgent, police say.

Solidarity undeterred by Saps equity case

2014-09-09 17:03

Losing the Renate Barnard case at the Constitutional Court will not deter Solidarity in other cases it is pursuing, says CEO Dirk Hermann.

BMF hails affirmative action ruling

2014-09-02 19:53

The Black Management Forum has welcomed the Constitutional Court's ruling in favour of the police in an affirmative action case.

Court reserves judgment in equity case

2014-06-11 18:41

Judgment has been reserved on an application in the Johannesburg Labour Court for an order entrenching the SA Police Service's employment equity plan.

Solidarity seeks court order on EE plan

2014-06-11 15:17

A court order is necessary to ensure the SA Police Service's employment equity plan is followed, the Johannesburg Labour Court has heard.

Big ANC win could boost economic reforms

2014-05-05 18:15

A landslide ANC victory at the polls could see President Jacob Zuma throw his full weight behind the NDP that boosts investment-friendly policies, analysts say.

Oliphant: Apartheid remnants still in workplace

2014-04-09 13:19

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says racism remains in the workplace, adding that talk of proposed employment equity laws being a disadvantage is a 'blue lie'.

Employment ruling will be studied - Dept

2014-02-06 19:03

The correctional services department says it will study a judgment forcing it to abide by an earlier ruling on employment equity before planning its next step.

Court reserves judgement in AA case

2014-01-31 20:00

The Cape Town Labour Court has reserved judgment in an affirmative action case involving the correctional services department and trade union Solidarity.

Godongwana: AA key to SA's transformation

2013-11-14 21:48

There will be no stability unless black South Africans feel part of society, says ANC economic transformation policy committee head Enoch Godongwana.

Blacks ahead of whites for EE, says Cosatu

2013-10-21 20:15

Blacks should generally be preferred ahead of whites for affirmative action targets, the Congress of SA Trade Unions says.

Call for all-out battle of ideas on AA

2013-09-15 15:58

A real solution for affirmative action must be sought through social dialogue and not the courts, says the lobby group Solidarity.

Affirmative action case sparks protest

2013-07-29 15:41

Not white enough before 1994 and not black enough afterwards, is the message delivered by a group of coloured protesters.

Court postpones affirmative action case

2013-05-03 18:59

An affirmative action case by union Solidarity against the Western Cape correctional services department has been postponed, the union says.

Solidarity ramps up pressure on Woolies

2012-09-06 07:51
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Trade union Solidarity has launched a campaign to make Woolworths retract job advertisements it believes discriminate against whites.

Huge fines for firms flouting transformation

2012-07-15 18:00

Businesses could pay an enormous price if they do not strictly observe affirmative action provisions, according to radical amendments to the Employment Equity Act.

PPC enters R1bn empowerment deal

2012-07-12 08:18

Cement maker Pretoria Portland Cement is to sell a 6.5% stake to its staff and black investors in a deal worth about R1.1bn, to meet affirmative action rules.

Solidarity in new affirmative action case

2012-04-11 17:34

Trade union Solidarity says it plans a major challenge to affirmative action among prison employees.

Tighten affirmative action laws: Zuma

2011-09-13 20:10
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President Jacob Zuma says government is contemplating increasing fines for companies not advancing the employment and promotion of historically disadvantaged individuals.

Ruling reserved over affirmative action

2011-05-04 21:12

The Labour Appeal Court has reserved judgement on whether a white woman police officer may be promoted.

Solidarity to seize state assets

2010-11-10 12:05

Trade union Solidarity has asked the Labour Court to issue a warrant for the seizure of goods worth about R40 000 from the department of correctional services.

Foreigners exempt from AA laws

2010-06-23 15:12

South Africa's affirmative action laws do not apply to foreigners working in the country, Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana says.

Union challenges prison's AA policy

2010-05-25 17:13

Solidarity will challenge government's affirmative action practices in court when it questions why a white candidate was not given a job in the prisons department.

 

Inequality cannot address inequality

2014-10-10 07:48

Modern approaches to affirmative action are doing more harm than good; achieving greater inequality than equality, says Venolia Rabodiba.

Radebe subpoenaed in race case

2014-09-16 07:00

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has been subpoenaed to appear in the Equality Court for alleged racial discrimination, according to Solidarity.

Solidarity to court over Saps labour talks

2014-09-05 09:10

Solidarity is to approach the Labour Court to order the SA Police Service to consult with the trade union on its affirmative action plan.

Affirmative action is dangerous - institute

2014-06-25 16:51
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SA needs to wake up to the serious consequences affirmative action could bring about, says the Institute for Race Relations.

Court must throw out equity case - Saps

2014-06-11 17:44

An application by Solidarity about the police's employment equity plan should be dismissed with costs, the Johannesburg Labour Court has heard.

Union takes on Saps over employment equity

2014-06-10 20:17

Solidarity says it will approach the Labour Court in a bid to declare the police's employment equity plan illegal.

ANC backtracks on employment equity clause

2014-04-17 21:54

The ANC has made a submission to amend a controversial clause in draft employment equity regulations, says Western Cape leader Marius Fransman.

Solidarity needs R10m for AA cases

2014-03-19 15:43

Trade union Solidarity, which is raising funds to take on 34 more court cases relating to affirmative action, says it is litigating against a state with deep pockets.

Court rules on affirmative action case

2014-02-06 13:06

The Cape Town Labour Court has ruled that the correctional services department must consider national and regional demographics in recruitment and promotion.

Affirmative action case goes to ConCourt

2014-01-28 20:12

Solidarity has filed papers with the Constitutional Court opposing an SA Police Service application for leave to appeal against a ruling on affirmative action.

Sanbs, Solidarity reach settlement

2013-10-24 18:45

Trade union Solidarity and the SA National Blood Service have reached a settlement over the service's employment policy.

Pityana: Private sector resisting transformation

2013-10-08 22:27

Progress in transforming South African workplaces is disappointing, says chair of the Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution Sipho Pityana.

ANC broke AA agreement, says Pik Botha

2013-08-16 07:14

The country's current model of affirmative action is not in line with the agreement reached in 1994, says former minister of foreign affairs Pik Botha.

Cosatu urged to take stand against AA

2013-05-08 13:28

Solidarity says it would send a strong message if Cosatu could agree with it in court that the government approach to affirmative action is irrational and wrong.

Appeal court to rule on SAPS race row

2012-10-30 15:45

The Labour Appeal Court is expected to rule on an affirmative action case against the SA Police Service, says trade union Solidarity.

Union: Saps affirmative action invalid

2012-07-19 17:51

Trade union Solidarity has filed papers at the Johannesburg Labour Court asking for the SA Police Service's affirmative action plan to be declared invalid.

'Whites not truly welcome'

2012-07-13 18:04

White people are alienated from the public service by the government's policy of absolute representation on the basis of race, says trade union Solidarity.

Union goes to court over affirmative action

2012-05-21 16:43

Solidarity filed papers in the Labour Court in a battle over affirmative action in the correctional services department.

Busa laments lack of transformation

2011-09-20 17:48

Women and black people are still under-represented at executive level in the private sector, a study by Business Unity SA has found.

Manuel lays bare public service ills

2011-06-12 13:21

The National Planning Commission's first major report includes frank criticism of affirmative action in SA's public service.

Union boasts 8th win against police

2011-03-23 13:06

Trade union Solidarity says it has won its eighth court case relating to affirmative action in the police service.

Bam: AA, BEE can't be permanent

2010-10-01 12:12

Affirmative action and black economic empowerment shouldn't be expected to last forever, says new president of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants Lwazi Bam.

Govt to defend AA appointments

2010-05-28 07:19

The correctional services department has vowed to defend its affirmative action practices in court.

Judge: AA imperative

2009-09-21 21:00

Affirmative action was a constitutional imperative, Supreme Court of Appeals Judge Dustan Mlambo has told the Judicial Services Commission.

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