The new rules are an improvement, but proper implementation is vital, writes Murray Hunter and Cherese Thakur.
Partly cloudy. Mild.
The problem is that when general policy failure happens, it is unjustifiable to conclude that the general policy failures are caused by affirmative action, writes Ralph Mathekga.
News24 asked young people to send to us their reasons for leaving and what would have to be different for them to return to South Africa, or not leave at all. The response was overwhelming.
Government must assess how it has framed affirmative action programmes in the last decade or so to determine if the problem is with affirmative action as such, or the way policies have been crafted, writes Ralph Mathekga.
The commission recommended that, to improve compliance with transformation laws and guidelines, the Presidency should either establish a new 'central regulatory authority', or adequately fund and capacitate current oversight bodies.
Draft regulations recently gazetted by National Treasury suggest that Pravin Gordhan's department has finally been captured by the black business lobby, says an analyst.
Solly Moeng fears the next generation of adults will again be polarised on the basis of skin colour and young white South Africans stand to be lost to us all.
Following Japan's shock victory over SA, Biznews reader Mo Haarhoff says this is not only thing Japan’s beaten SA at.
The key difference is that, in the past, there were no binding sub-targets for African, coloured, or Indian representation, says Anthea Jeffery.
Vijay Chokal-Ingam posed as a black American to get into medical school. Does that make him a racial imposter, or is he facing an identity crisis?
The Public Service Commission says some government departments are abusing affirmative action by not filling posts when there are no qualified black candidates available.
Outgoing Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says there was no hypocrisy in his resignation speech.
The government is seeking to engage the SA Human Rights Commission after the Chapter Nine body reportedly found that the country’s affirmative action and employment equity policies were unconstitutional.
Willemse missed an opportunity in his studio exit address: he should have added how proud he was to be a quota candidate – and a competent one, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
Employment equity legislation has had some success in addressing discriminatory practices, according to a United Nations research paper.
This is the final instalment from Biznews community member Michael McWilliams looking at white privilege and how one gets it.
Anthea Jeffery argues that race-based empowerment helps only a relatively small black elite.
Affirmative Action legislation has trumped the Constitution which states that South Africa is a non-racial, non-sexist democracy.
There is no programme in the SA Police Service based on recruiting people of specific races or minority groups, says national commissioner Riah Phiyega.
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.
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