In a statement issued, ANC Western Cape leader Marius
Fransman says he repeats his call that government departments and other state
institutions must implement the right policy and interpretation of affirmative
action in its entirety.
This follows on the Constitutional Court judgement
against DCS’s flawed application of the legal guidelines for people of colour.
Fransman says since 2013 he has consistently
cautioned that employment equity is not to define black as African people only.
He says the ANC’s position is that affirmative
action must support all those disadvantaged under apartheid, which is black
people consisting of African, Coloured and Indian.
He says that “Every
official and business manager must be sensitive to such reality! We must
continue to address the historical injustices of the past and to affirm our
historically disadvantaged groups on the basis of race, gender and disability
as we progressively realise this in the workplace”.
letter and spirit of the legislation means Africans, Coloureds, Indians, women
and those living with disability must all benefit from affirmative action”, he
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