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16 July 2016
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”.
“The letter and spirit of the legislation means Africans, Coloureds, Indians, women and those living with disability must all benefit from affirmative action”, he added.