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Solidarity predicts end of affirmative action May 3, 2007

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A Johannesburg metro police campaign to recruit white, coloured and Indian members could be part of the slow death of affirmative action, the trade union Solidarity said on Thursday.

The scrapping of affirmative action — and discrimination against young white people — at entry-level is “a rapidly growing trend”, said Solidarity’s deputy general secretary, Dirk Hermann.

Apart from the Johannesburg metro police, several mining houses and large businesses are actively recruiting white people at lower levels, he said.

“This means that affirmative action is slowly dying from the bottom up.”

Solidarity saw the move as the first step in a process of exempting young people from affirmative action.

However, Hermann said it should not only be scrapped at the lower levels of the labour market, but throughout.

At the moment — in the metro police — minorities are being given the message that they are being recruited, but should not expect promotion.

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Affirmative action ‘a new form of apartheid’ in South Africa March 6, 2007

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It is becoming increasingly clear that some in the African National Congress want to ensconce affirmative action as a permanent measure and thus enforce a new form of apartheid, the Freedom Front Plus (FF+) said on Tuesday.

The party intends asking the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to pay urgent attention to its complaint about affirmative action, handed to the ILO’s Pretoria office on Youth Day last year, FF+ spokesperson Willie Spies said.

The complaint specifically deals with the fact that affirmative action in South Africa is increasingly being given a permanent nature, and that the position is being worsened through often-repeated populist statements in this regard by Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana.

“Mdladlana has this past weekend once again made the news when he said affirmative action will never be phased out in South Africa, but to the contrary will be sharpened.”

Spies said that going by Mdladlana’s past statements, it is clear he not only condones black-against-white prejudice, but even encourages it. “The ILO should take note of Mdladlana’s reckless actions in this regard.”

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BBC answers ANC ‘racism’ claim February 21, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Racism, Racist, South Africa, South African.
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The BBC has written to the African National Congress challenging allegations of racism in its reporting.The BBC World editorial director, Sian Kevill, gave detailed examples of the range of the BBC’s African news coverage after complaints about a report by John Simpson on crime in Johannesburg..

Simpson’s report focused on the 50 murders in South Africa every day, and the controversial corruption claims made against police chief Jackie Selebi.

On Friday, the ANC published an article in its weekly online newsletter that claimed Simpson’s report reinforced stereotypes of South Africa as the crime capital of the world, and did not include positive developments in the country.

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Racism Against White Students in South Africa’s Universities January 9, 2007

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White students were being overlooked in favour of poorly achieving black students in the awarding of bursaries, a youth movement has claimed.

Universities were also discriminating against white students, denying them entry although they did better than their black counterparts, Solidarity Youth spokesperson Ernst Roets said yesterday.

“We have proof of instances in which white students with excellent results were refused entry in favour of black students with greatly inferior marks,” he said.

“Special arrangements are made to accommodate black students from Woodhill (Pretoria East) and Sandton, while white students from poor areas are passed over because they are regarded as ‘advantaged’.”

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More police racism claims in South Africa December 18, 2006

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JOHANNESBURG – Another 21 white, coloured and Indian policemen have come forward with instances of “a deliberate and orchestrated strategy” to drive them out of the SAPS.

The incidents will be put into a supplementary report on “new racism” in the police service compiled by Centurion-based civil rights initiative AfriForum, established by the trade union Solidarity.

The first report was handed to the Human Rights Commission last week.

“Various new sources from all over the country have come forward after the publication last week of AfriForum’s comprehensive report, in which the conclusion was reached that members of the police trade union, Popcru, are heading this strategy against non-black police service members.

“We will compile a supplementary report containing the new incidents as well as any others we receive before year end,” AfriForum chief executive Kallie Kriel said.

“SA can ill afford this in light of ongoing high crime levels.”

Popcru spokesman Boiki Tsedu reiterated their standpoint, made previously, that there was no campaign whatsoever.

He said Popcru called on Solidarity to “resist the temptation to make such statements”.

 

C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: Citizen.co.za

‘Positive discrimination in favour of blacks to continue’ October 31, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in affirmative action, Black, Blacks, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Cricket, Discriminate, Discrimination, Racism, Racist, reverse racism, South Africa, White, Whites.
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JAIPUR: The policy of racial quotas for blacks in the South African cricket team will continue for now despite criticism from certain quarters, the chairman of the country’s selection committee Haroon Lorgat said on Tuesday.

“Players like Makhaya Ntini or Hashim Amla are in the team because of this policy only. Eighty per cent of our country consists of blacks, but the 20 per cent whites control everything. We want to restore the balance not only in cricket but in every other sphere of life,” Lorgat said. Lorgat, a former first class cricketer and a chartered accountant by profession, is here with the South African team which will take on the West Indies in the second semifinal of the Champions Trophy on Thursday. Lorgat had taken over from Omar Henry and said he would see that the policy is continued for a while.

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Racial discrimination against whites in South Africa October 7, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in African, Against, Anti-White, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discrimination, Genocide, jobs, Racism, Racist, South Africa, Whites.
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After years of black Africans fighting racism in South Africa, now white students there are claiming that the government is discriminating against them. And now, they’ve decided to protest in an unusual way.

Students in Pretoria blacken their faces to protest what they see as the lower status of whites in modern South Africa. The group of eleven then registered as Africans with the South African department of labour said that it gives them a better chance of gaining employment.

Ernst Roets, student leader, said: “People are being driven to the point where they say well, we have no option left. We can’t get a job in South Africa. We are being discriminated against. We have to leave the country and see whether we can make a living for ourselves somewhere outside.”

The students have appealed to everyone born in the South Africa to register for employment as African, rather than other options viz. white, coloured or Indian.

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South Africa: Racism by every other name August 31, 2006

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The word “racism” should be used with caution in South Africa, advises the Institute for Race Relations.

Institute vice-president Professor Lawrence Schlemmer said in an interview with the Cape Argus: “Rather call it what it is. Identify all the issues that are causing problems and see whether or not we can do something about it. We are creating more racism by calling a problem caused by other things, racism.

“The first thing is to make sure to call it what it is, competition for scarce resources, a shortage of resources, bad roads, shortage of houses, lack of performance by government. We should not use the word racism in South Africa. There are so few things that are genuinely racial antipathy.”

President Thabo Mbeki said at the weekend that building a non-racial society was one of South Africa’s greatest challenges and nowhere was it more challenging than in the Western Cape. But Schlemmer said the government should stop making promises on which it could not deliver.

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South Africa: Racism within the coloured community must be addressed urgently August 28, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in African, Blacks, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Muslim, Racism, South Africa.
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For our readers not familar with South Africa, the definition for term ‘coloured’ is (from wikipedia):

In South Africa the term Coloured is used exclusively to refer to people of mixed-race, or Khoisan descent, with the term black used for black Africans. “Coloured” was one of the racial groups designated under the Apartheid system of racial segregation, along with “Black”, “White” and “Indian”. The term is not generally considered offensive in South Africa. Most Coloured South Africans have a cultural identity distinct both from that of Blacks and Whites; some (particularly those who have non-Coloured parents) may adopt the cultural identity of one (or both) of their parents.

On returning from Britain in 2002, I was revolted by the disgusting racism from the coloured community towards blacks.

Having lived in a liberal country where racism is frowned upon, it was a shock to come home and experience such racism first hand.

I found most coloureds treat blacks with utter contempt and view them as third-class citizens in Cape Town. Some openly say they wish the pass laws could be brought back, while the k-word is brandished at every opportunity.

In London most white expat South Africans were to blame for such crude behaviour. However, if you avoided South African hangouts you could blissfully enjoy London. Coming home, I expected a difference but was sadly mistaken, as I was soon sickened by racism towards blacks by coloureds almost daily.

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South Africa’s Genocide: It’s not crime – it’s WAR August 17, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Black, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Crime, Genocide, South Africa, White.
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The history of the Black African Liberation Struggle against colonial powers has always involved a guerilla strategy of attacking “soft targets” such as isolated farmsteads, bombing civilian public places and churches, politicizing the rural population by way of terrorizing them and branding non-compliants as sell-outs and traitors before brutally executing them in full view of their families and friends.
The tools to used to effect such “Struggles” have in every instance prolifically featured the use of the ubiquitous AK 47. This is a weapon of war – it is an assault rifle, the only purpose of which is to be used in warfare for the killing of human beings. It is not a gardening tool or a spanner (wrench) it is a weapon of war – period.
Direct confrontation with the security forces of the day was to be ruled out as much as possible as this invariably resulted in the annihilation of the entire “Liberation” unit. As such the “Liberation Struggle” was marvelously efficient in every aspect of its operation when it came to slaughtering and coercing unarmed civilians and a spectacular failure when encountering armed trained security forces that could fight back with devastating ferocity.
In SA the “Liberation Struggle” was declared successful with the advent of 1994 and the installation of the ANC Government and was deemed to have ceased in order to commence with “Nation Building” of the Rainbow Nation.
However, it is apparent that the “Liberation Struggle” continued with the removal of White Farmers in Zimbabwe resulting immediately in Zimbabwe becoming a basket case and millions of refugees flooding over the border into South Africa in search of a better life due to South Africa’s apparently better economy.
As Zimbabwe collapsed, the plunder, pillage, murder, and human rights violations of Robert Mugabe were benignly regarded from South Africa by Thabo Mbeki who explained away his stance as one of “Quiet Diplomacy”

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Sen. George Allen’s Racial Slur: Macaca? Makaka? Macaque? or Mohawk? August 16, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Allen, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, George, Indian, Macaque, Monkey, Racial, Racism, Racist, Slur, South Africa.
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This story is quite amazing in the fact of how much media attention it has garnered. Regular readers of this site know that politicians and public officials make racist and offensive statements regularly. However, this particular one is being featured on all the major news reports. Where as, most stories are ignored completely by the mainstream news. There seem to be two interesting facts surrounding this story: first, after watching many of the news reports of this story, it is very clear that Shekar Ramanuja Sidarth is letting his hair grow back where it was shaved; as in the first reports and interviews with him show his hair at least on the sides as much shorter. We are unsure if this is to make it seem less plausible that George Allen was referring to his ‘mohawk’ hairstyle or for other reasons. The second interesting part of the story is the story that the media is not reporting; that being the anti-Semitic fliers that Jim Webb himself put out earlier (Link). One thing is certain with both candidates in this campaign: it’s politics as usual.

Update: We have received many emails in regard to this article and there is an alternate explanation to what macaca/makaka/macaque was intended to mean. This alternate explanation is explained in the following news clip:

But then on Aug. 11, Sen. George Allen, R-Va., by stringing some syllables together, made up the name, “macaca.” A name that is very similar to the name the Allen family calls his niece, Maka. (Allen is known for his penchant of nicknaming friends, family and staff. His head of fund-raising is referred to as “Java,” due to her incredible energy level. His wife, Susan, he calls “chicory,” because her eyes are the same color as the chicory flower. His Listening Tour driver is called “king of the road,” and the list goes on.)
In what seemed an attempt at humor, and not knowing the name of the cameraman that Webb had sent to film Allen’s every move and utterance, Allen called the man, “macaca.”

This ignited a firestorm of media speculation. The Washington Post and other media outlets found this word in another language, on another continent. According to ABC’s “Nightline” one Tunisian history expert said it was a derogatory term used hundreds of years ago. Regardless, a word that had no meaning on this continent was defined as racist and pinned on Allen.

The cameraman, S.R. Sidarth, claimed to be offended. Allen apologized, and Allen’s detractors had the opening they needed to drive the media into a feeding frenzy by playing the race card.

It had already been reported that Allen wore a Confederate flag lapel pin as a kid in high school, and later displayed the flag in his office and home. That story didn’t have legs, as these were old claims and Allen’s record of promoting a level playing field for all people regardless of race, ethnicity or religion was well documented. But macaca put fresh blood in the water and the media sharks circled, hungry for the killer story.

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A volunteer of Indian descent working for Democrat Jim Webb’s U.S. Senate campaign said Monday he felt insulted when Sen. George Allen called him a name that sounded like “Macaca” during a rally in western Virginia.S.R. Sidarth, 20, spent last week following Allen’s “listening tour” and filming the appearances for the Webb campaign, which distributed a video clip of Friday’s appearance to reporters.

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South Africa: Homosexuals Discriminate Against Heterosexuals and Women because it’s “Necessary” for Democracy July 19, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discrimination, Gay, gender discrimination, Gender Equality, Heterosexual, Homosexual, Lesbian, South Africa, Women.
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– It’s okay for guest houses catering to a homosexual clientele to discriminate against heterosexual couples, women, and lesbians, the Commission on Gender Equality ruled recently, saying it is a “necessity in our democratic society.”

The Human Rights Commission received an official complaint against two Amsterdam guest houses over a year ago, stating that the resorts were billed as “men only.” The Gay and Lesbian Alliance initiated the action after claiming to receive 107 complaints of discrimination from women, lesbians and heterosexual couples who had been turned away, Pretoria News reported yesterday.

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Racism in the World Cup: Is South Africa ready for World Cup 2010? July 16, 2006

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With a ongoing genocide in South Africa the 2010 World Cup is set to be hosted there:

Johannesburg – The 2010 World Cup soccer tournament would hopefully unite the people of South Africa and be the next step in the building of a successful democratic system. This was the message from the local organising committee on Thursday as the soccer focus shifted from this year’s tournament in Germany to South Africa. Danny Jordaan, the committee’s CEO, said after arriving from Germany shortly before the local launch of the 2010 logo that all South Africans should do their bit to ensure the tournament did not compare unfavourably with its predecessor. “We are certainly not behind schedule compared with where Germany was at the same stage in 2002,” Jordaan said. “By uniting the country, we can take the next step to enhance our democracy.”

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More police racism claims in South Africa November 30, -0001

Posted by C.A.R.D in Africa, Anti-White, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Human Rights Commission, Racism, Racist, South Africa.
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JOHANNESBURG – Another 21 white, coloured and Indian policemen have come forward with instances of “a deliberate and orchestrated strategy” to drive them out of the SAPS.

The incidents will be put into a supplementary report on “new racism” in the police service compiled by Centurion-based civil rights initiative AfriForum, established by the trade union Solidarity.

The first report was handed to the Human Rights Commission last week.

“Various new sources from all over the country have come forward after the publication last week of AfriForum’s comprehensive report, in which the conclusion was reached that members of the police trade union, Popcru, are heading this strategy against non-black police service members.

“We will compile a supplementary report containing the new incidents as well as any others we receive before year end,” AfriForum chief executive Kallie Kriel said.

“SA can ill afford this in light of ongoing high crime levels.”

Popcru spokesman Boiki Tsedu reiterated their standpoint, made previously, that there was no campaign whatsoever.

He said Popcru called on Solidarity to “resist the temptation to make such statements”.

 

C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: Citizen.co.za