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sapsSon reports that according to Renate Barnard, legal officer for fair labour practices at trade union Solidarity, all officers in blue will be black persons if the SA Police Service (SAPS) continues with its present recruitment plan.  

She explained:  The SA Police Service does not comply with the Employment Equity Act, which clearly says that the economically active population and provincial demographics must be taken into considerations for employment purposes.  The police’s plan for equal recruitment just takes national race demographics into account.”  According to the national race demographics, 79.8% of the population is black, 9% brown, 8.9% white and 2.5% Indian.  In the SAPS in 2014 at entry level 10.43% of appointees were brown, 1.31% white and 1% Indian.  Barnard also indicated that the union was taking a case to the Labour Court in Cape Town of a brown disabled policeman who in 20 years has never received a promotion.  This report also refers to other current instances of legal action against the SAPS and the Department of Correctional Services. (Report loosely translated from Afrikaans).

  • Read this report by Una Cupido in full in Afrikaans at Son

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