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Thursday | 11 August | 2016 Sparks fly at the United Nations – Solidarity

Trade union Solidarity today said emotions ran high at yesterday’s session today of the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. South Africa’s policy on affirmative action, in particular, came under the spotlight following the presentation Solidarity had made to the committee earlier this week.  … Read more

Wednesday | 10 August | 2016 Constructing a future based on race

South Africa is still a young democracy yet with a complex history – a history dominated by race and all the associated pain. Yes, South Africa is indeed still grappling with race – but South Africans themselves must come up with an answer. Solidarity is here today to seek recommendations  … Read more

Wednesday | 10 August | 2016 Member of UN committee equates SA government’s racial quotas with apartheid

Yesterday afternoon John Jeffrey, South African Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, delivered the South African government’s report on affirmative action to the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD). The presentation highlighted government’s successes in the elimination of poverty as well as  … Read more

Friday | 05 August | 2016 Solidarity and SA government confront each other on race at UN on Monday

Solidarity and the South African government will confront each other on Monday (8 August) at the session of the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination on the government’s policy of racial quotas in the workplace. A report submitted by Solidarity to the United Nations  … Read more

Renate in die konstitusionele hof net voor die uitspraak teen haar in 2014.
Thursday | 04 August | 2016 Renate Barnard: Champion for fairness

In the wake of the Constitutional Court ruling in 2014 in terms of which Renate Barnard, a former lieutenant colonel in the South African Police Force (SAPS), lost her case of unfair discrimination against the SAPS, Solidarity decided to take the battle against racial quotas to the United Nations. A  … Read more

Thursday | 14 July | 2016 Constitutional Court to give ruling in watershed case on DCS’s affirmative action – Solidarity

This coming Friday 15 July the Constitutional Court will give its ruling on Solidarity’s historic lawsuit against the Department of Correctional Services (DCS’s) controversial Employment Equity Plan. The court will, among others, give a ruling on the constitutionality of the DCS’s current Employment Equity Plan. In November last year, Solidarity  … Read more

Wednesday | 13 July | 2016 Solidarity v DCS: Judgment in most significant affirmative action case to date to be given on Friday

This coming Friday, 15 July, the Constitutional Court will deliver judgment in trade union Solidarity’s historic lawsuit against the controversial employment equity plan of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS). According to Anton van der Bijl, head of Solidarity’s Centre for Fair Labour Practices, this judgment would be recorded as  … Read more

Wednesday | 11 November | 2015 Solidarity’s complaint about racial discrimination to be heard by UN in August 2016   

Solidarity’s complaint about racial discrimination against the South African government will be heard by die United Nations (UN) in August 2016. The UN recently confirmed this in a letter to Solidarity. In September this year, the trade union submitted a complaint in terms of the International Convention on the Elimination  … Read more

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