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Stop the race madness!

South Africa is the most race-regulated country in the world. You are confronted with race on all levels of society because there is a race law for everything. Race is involved when you want to study, when you need financial study aid, when you want to play sports, when you want to do business, when […]

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Race to determine state help

By Johnell van Vollenhoven Months before the first diagnosis of coronavirus in South Africa the Covid-19 pandemic had already brought economic activities of many countries all over the world to a standstill, and so it did not really come as a surprise when the same finally happened in South Africa. In South Africa rules and […]

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Our visit to the UN: Quick questions and answers

CERD is the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, a committee of independent human rights experts who abide by a treaty called the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). CERD is a body established by the United Nations (UN) in 1969. The goal of CERD is to eradicate […]

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The state’s interference in your physical as well as financial well-being

We kicked off 2020 with two major battles that are in the best interest of you as a Solidarity member. These battles relate to state interference in your physical as well as financial well-being. National Health Insurance (NHI) In 2018, we initiated the fight against the National Health Insurance Bill and the radical impact it […]

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Molefe and Motsoeneng strengthens Legal Fund with R1,3 million

By Monica Mynhardt Although there are thousands of people who contribute monthly to Solidarity’s Legal Fund, there were two individuals this year who made the biggest contribution to date. Brian Molefe, former Eskom CEO and Hlaudi Motsoeneng, former COO of the SABC, contributed no less than R1,3 million to this fund – two of Solidarity’s […]

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Solidarity to intensify its campaign against Discovery Bank

Solidarity today announced that it would radically intensify its campaign against Discovery Bank’s exclusive black empowerment transaction. According to Discovery, the transaction is a social and legislative imperative. In a second open letter to Discovery CEO Adrian Gore, Dr Dirk Hermann writes that it simply is not true that the Banks Act requires transformation as […]

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HRC calls for affirmative action change after UN complaint

The South African Human Rights Commission (HRC) said in a report on equality that the Employment Equity Act must be amended. According to Solidarity Chief Executive Dr Dirk Hermann, this means, in short, that South Africa’s affirmative action legislation is unlawful. The HRC report was compiled after Solidarity’s submission of a report on South Africa’s […]

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State should interfere less and spend less – Solidarity

Trade union Solidarity said in the run-up to Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget speech that a significant recovery of the country’s economy will only be possible if government interference and government spending are curbed drastically. The trade union furthermore determined four directives for economic growth. Gerhard van Onselen, economic researcher at the Solidarity Research Institute (SRI), […]

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Solidarity begins major legal process against the SAPS

Trade union Solidarity said it will begin a major legal process against the South African Police Service (SAPS). The process includes, among other things, an urgent court application against promotions and appointments made based on the SAPS’s current employment equity plan. Solidarity contends this plan amounts to a quota system and that its members are […]

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What is being tried is the ideology of absolute race demographic representivity

Although this is indeed the main issue of concern, the case goes beyond that and will have far-reaching consequences for the way in which employers implement affirmative action. In Barnard the Constitutional Court declined to give proper meaning to what the prohibition of quotas entails, an aspect which will be a central issue in this […]

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