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Eskom’s employment equity plan – Solidarity makes itself heard

After it has recently come to light that Eskom plans to reduce the number of its white employees by almost 3 400 so that its employee profile would reflect the national demography by 2020, Solidarity has started to prepare draft papers for an eventual court case against the national electricity utility. According to a memorandum […]

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Solidarity thanks you

Dear Supporter We would like to thank you for your continued support of the Solidarity Legal Fund. Your contributions have enabled Solidarity to continue its fight against absolute racial representation at international level this year. Solidarity has indicated on various fronts this year that justice did not prevail for Renate Barnard in the Constitutional Court’s […]

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Solidarity lodges complaint with UN against South African government over non-compliance with UN resolution

Trade union Solidarity today lodged a complaint with the UN’s Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) against the South African government. In it, the UN is requested to exhort the South African government about non-compliance with procedural requirements of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial […]

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Renate Barnard taking up the battle against racial quotas full-time

Trade union Solidarity today announced that Renate Barnard, a former lieutenant colonel in the SAPS, resigned from the private sector. She is going to continue her battle against racial quotas on a full-time basis, and has joined Solidarity’s Centre for Fair Labour Practices. After a nine year battle, the Constitutional Court recently ruled against her […]

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Solidarity initiates international campaign against state’s racial plans

Trade union Solidarity has announced a broad international campaign to test the state’s affirmative action plans against international conventions. Solidarity plans to do a presentation on discrimination with reference to International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 111 to the ILO and to lodge a complaint with the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination of […]

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Solidarity wants court to compel SAPS to consult union on affirmative action plan

The trade union Solidarity announced today that it is approaching the Labour Court to compel the South African Police Service (SAPS) to consult the union on its new affirmative action plan. Solidarity argues that the two police unions POPCRU and SAPU do not protect the rights of minority groups within the SAPS. Solidarity’s announcement comes […]

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Solidarity will intensify Renate Barnard’s fight against racial ideology

The Solidarity trade union announced that it will now continue Renate Barnard’s fight for justice in new ways. This comes after the Constitutional Court today ruled against Renate Barnard. For nine years, Barnard was involved in a legal battle with the South African Police Service (SAPS) after having been overlooked for appointment twice because of […]

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More about the Renate Barnard case

Background – Renate Barnard Summary of Solidarity’s 34 affirmative action cases The implications of the Constitutional Court’s judgment in the Renate Barnard case Speech by Dr Dirk Hermann on the Renate Barnard case Renate Barnard Labour Appeal Court Judgment Renate Barnard Labour Court Judgment Renate Barnard SCA Judgment

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Speech by Dr Dirk Hermann on the Renate Barnard case

The Renate Barnard Constitutional Court case A struggle for equality, fairness and dignity Dr Dirk Hermann, Executive Officer Solidarity  The judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein describes the Renate Barnard story as a typical South African story. That is exactly what it is – a story of a person with emotions, relationships, […]

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The implications of the Constitutional Court’s judgment in the Renate Barnard case

By Advocate Dirk Groenewald, Head: Solidarity Centre for Fair Labour Practices  After eight years of litigation the highest court in South Africa is about to give their final say on the acceptability of race quotas in the workplace, in the “Solidarity obo Barnard vs SAPS” case. The case, which comes before the Constitutional Court on […]

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