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    M-Net: No whites, please

    M-Net indicated in a recent advertisement that only black, Indian and coloured candidates may apply for a paid internship programme offered by M-Net’s Magic in Motion Academy. According to the advertisement up to 20 individuals can be accommodated in the programme.

    Solidarity believes that this advertisement is nothing less than the total exclusion of white people, which is contrary to the provisions of the Employment Equity Act. Moreover, the courts, including the Constitutional Court, have already found that the use of a quota system as well as the exclusion of people based on their skin colour is unlawful.

    Solidarity has received several complaints from its members who meet the requirements for the internship, but who may not apply for the programme because of the colour of their skin.

    Solidarity therefore admonished M-Net in a letter to amend the advertisement in such a way that white people may also apply for the positions in question. Should M-Net fail to comply with this request, Solidarity will lodge an official complaint with the Human Rights Commission.

    Solidarity will also present a letter of petition to M-Net’s management.

    Let your voice be heard against M-Net’s unfair discrimination! Sign the letter of petition here, or SMS the word “REG” to 34802.

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