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  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:Africa / South / Republic of South Africa
  • Language:English
  • Pages:184
  • eBook ISBN:9780620891967

Dunlopollo

The Discrimination Cage

by Mkhulu Milanzi

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Overview
South Africa is one the countries in the world known for it's nasty racial issues. This book narrates of the discrimination at the workplace. The victims of this discrimination are the Africans. The white race owns the economy, so they run the economy of the country. Their choice of managerial subordination are the Indian race. In 1994, when the ANC took over government, they implemented preferential laws to try and elevate the Africans. Some white people and Indians in higher positions have found loopholes in the law. They continue to segregate the Africans benefitting from the preferential laws. In the book you will read how unashamedly these bosses proceed to acquire high government audit points.
Description
In the book there is a balance of humane white people and Indians too. In 1994, the democratically elected government abolished the apartheid laws. For the private sector Preferential laws are laid. These laws were meant to assist the previously disadvantaged races, mainly Africans, to benefit from the economy equally as the other races. It is practically impossible for the government to have marshals, in the companies to monitor the implementation of these preferential laws. So the same race which previously segregated the Africans are tasked to implement the laws they don't like. The factory floor, were the actual manufacturing takes place, also called shop floor, was previously supervised by white and coloured foreman. The majority of the shop floor workforce are Africans. With the new labour laws, it was easy for the company senior management to employ African supervisors. Companies has to take some large numbers of Africans youth to train them in different fields. The companies gain audit points for this. When they employ one or two of these youth the company gets even more points. These laws are at very level in the company, right up to the board of directors. This book concentrates on the works issued out to contractors. The government audit falls short to specifically indicate the amount of financial value an African contractor has benefitted as per the preferential laws. The company bosses both White and Indian proceed to segregate the Freelance African Contractors.
About the author
As I teenage I was raised in two African countries which acquired political freedom in 1964s. It was Zambia and Malawi. In Zambia I attended a multiracial school. So White and Indian children were my peers. When I was attending Secondary School in Malawi, I heard that a South African white contractors called a Malawian worker a bad name. The white man was immediately escorted to the airport back to South Africa. South Africa had an apartheid government. A government ruled by white people against the will of the African masses. In 1994 a democratic election was held. The ANC under the leadership of Tate Mandela and other brilliant people were elected to run the government. After passing my Matric class, circumstances around my mother compelled me to come and stay with her. In 1988 I was employed at a tyre manufacturing company in Durban near our township of Umlazi. For twenty-four years this company become my learning and experience institute of racial discrimination.
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