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White economic dominance unacceptable - Minister

Sapa
16 September 2009

Mayende-Sibiya calls for punitive fines for minority overrepresentiation

CAPE TOWN (Sapa) - Tougher fines should be considered for failure to meet employment equity targets, Minister for Women Children and the Disabled, Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya, said on Wednesday.

Speaking at a University of the Western Cape graduation ceremony, she said it was unacceptable that, 15 years into democracy, the economy was still dominated by white men.

There was no indication that companies' spending on skills development was being targeted at training women and blacks into senior echelons.

"It is within this context that I firmly believe that much tighter legislative framework with stiff fines is required to drive both gender and racial transformation," she said.

"Increasing the fine for failure to meet employment equity targets to 10 percent of companies' turnover as recommended by the Employment Equity Commission should be seriously considered if we are to accelerate the pace of both gender and racial transformation."

The fine is currently capped at R900,000.

Among the graduates at Wednesday's ceremony were 207 women members of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union, whom the union supported in studying for a Higher Certificate in Economic Development.

Mayende-Sibiya said this showed it was possible to take practical steps to meet gender equity targets.

Public and private institutions should stop making excuses that there were not enough women with capacity and skills to occupy leadership positions.

"If you cannot find them, train and groom them into those senior positions," she said.

She also said her ministry was developing a legislative framework to drive South Africa's process towards achieving the 50/50 gender equality target set by the African National Congress.

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squeezing blood from a stone . . .
"If you cannot find them, train and groom them into those senior positions," she said.

If it were as simple as that, then why don't you train and groom some honest politicians?

by Peter on September 17 2009, 01:25
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Yes, Minister
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink comes to mind. You will often hear the mindless comments of people, especially the previously disadvantaged (does that make them advantaged now?), saying how they want a better job, pay etc. . .more

by Pete Pan on September 17 2009, 04:57
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A nurse who learnt no lessons from Manto
First see what this policy has "achieved" throughout the self-destructed Public Sector, with the exception of SARS, run successfully by an Indian with a lot of other educated non-Africans.

The Minister would do well to read up the employment . .more

by Siegfried Hannig on September 17 2009, 07:05
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whites
Have you noticed the increasing attack on whites over the last few months? Something is going down, somewhere. Be warned.

by jst on September 17 2009, 07:28
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a darkie that has seen it all
Siegfried, in as much as you would not like it if one said whites are racist please do not paint all the blacks with the same brush. I am not familiar with SARS but I know it for a fact that there plenty black talented individuals that are not afforded . .more

by ntk_999 on September 17 2009, 07:44
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a darkie that has seen it all
So, my point is let's not generalise and yes we need to apply AA fairly and should avoid nepotism and cadre deployment. that is the main reason for the problems in the public sector. I hope all the graduates and educated dudes that voted the ANC can flood . .more

by ntk_999 on September 17 2009, 07:48
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a snack in the hand is worth two in the fridge
So here we have it again.....more insulting white bashing from a senior government official. Stoking the fire of racial hatred to deflect from government incompetence

Stop talking and start taking these companies to court if you dare. You will . .more

by voter on September 17 2009, 07:48
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Lets all look into the dark deep hole
Go look what Black Dominance has done to most (probably at least 90%) municipalities in the country. Force your transformation with stiff fines. Force the appointment of incapable people into the private sector. Make them pay big fines. Watch . .more

by mike on September 17 2009, 07:55
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Then they say Juju is crayzy
They want to relegate us to the security cluster

by tonic on September 17 2009, 08:15
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Whites under attack
The govt is using every platform to attack whites.If targets are met where must white men work?

by John on September 17 2009, 08:41
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blacks
Lets have a headline tomorrow saying
"Incompetant, Corrupt, Predominantly Black Public Sector Unaccecptable"

by theedge on September 17 2009, 08:42
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Does the word competence mean nothing to the Minister?
Where are the black entreupreneurs? Not the BEE barons who steal mines?

South AFrica in 1994 was in MUCH better shape than West Germany in 1945 and look what the Germans had achieved by 1960!

Look what East Germany achieved after . .more

by SAM on September 17 2009, 08:46
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If this racially obsessed minister is so concerned about white males
Well we used to be in SA, but we are now in Perth, where Australia is pleased to have us contribute to their economic growth.

GDP per capita in Australia seems to improve with us here, GDP per capita in SA, well best that is referred to the . .more

by Perth on September 17 2009, 08:56
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Where to ?
Where does she want all the white managers and CEOs to go?
Should they be fired?
Disappeared?
Given a golden handshake?
Demoted?
Lady, please explain the mechanics?
Has she any idea of what is required to run a successful . .more

by PH on September 17 2009, 08:58
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She should cut down on KFC...
...hard to take someone seriously, when they are sporting 4-5 chins...

On the other hand, Minister of Chicken, I mean Children and bla,bla,bla, appears to be much more capable at gorging on chicken drumsticks, then commenting on the economic . .more

by Rogi on September 17 2009, 09:04
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RACISM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Blacks had all the access to money in the last 15 years! What have they created to make SA a better place?
It's time for my fellow black South Africans to start working,thinking and buiding out of own expertise!!!!
Stop asking for handouts and . .more

by Trader on September 17 2009, 09:05
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Mayende-Sibiya is doing what all aspiring nobody's do.
Pick a controversial subject so it gets picked up by the press and voila everyone gets to hear that Mayende-Sibiya exists and the power brokers get to understand she is on side with her message and needs to be considered for higher things. Until now I . .more

by . on September 17 2009, 09:09
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Theft, nothing else
Yes, madam. Steal and appropriate what you cannot create or develop yourself.

by Richard on September 17 2009, 09:09
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Just maybe the minister should stick to her mandate!
After all she does not seem to be achieving much in her own ministery/department. So, when all else fails, pull the race card and encourage further racial engineering to the detriment of the country as aa whole. Typical incompetent minister with her merry . .more

by Zorba on September 17 2009, 09:16
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White economic dominance
I like the minister's hair. Nice full face too.

by Observer on September 17 2009, 09:16
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Fines
How about fines for the CEO's of institutions like Escom, SAA, Landbank etc. running at a loss. How about firing people where they have screwed up in goverment departments like Health and Education etc. and replace them with people of expertise.

by Molly on September 17 2009, 09:17
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whites need stand up for themselves
Before a white foot had set foot in southern africa and we take a look at the black's situation:

1. a written language had not been conceived yet (compare Euclild's Elements written in 300 BC)
2. The wheel had not been invented by them . .more

by justifiably worried on September 17 2009, 09:26
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Cream always rises to the top
Who does the Minister think trained the whites? Does she think they just came to these shores and walked into plush offices with keys to their luxury cars already lying on the table? This economy was built by whites through hard work, brains and risk . .more

by Airwolf on September 17 2009, 09:39
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ripoff
what has she done to deserve her position and has she run anything successfully ,,,,,black dominace in the municipalities have lad too total disaster

by doug on September 17 2009, 09:45
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The racist Mayende-Sibiya
Stupid cow. Totally out of touch with reality.

by John on September 17 2009, 09:46
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How about a Parliament FAT Tax ?
2% of earnings for every kilo overweight.





by Punked on September 17 2009, 09:47
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900k fine is cheaper....
...than hiring a bunch of people you don't want

by charlie on September 17 2009, 09:52
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@jst
you are too right, my friend - the only thing moving as fast as the growing tidal surge of black hostility is the sprouting of a new crop of useless stupid and dangerous black antagnists - Malema, Manyi et al. My sense is that they cannot suppress their . .more

by 1 on September 17 2009, 09:56
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Out of touch
Why do these people think that black people and women are always discriminated against? They are completely out of touch with how capitalism works. I don't care about a person's race/sex. As long as that person is THE BEST person for the job, that's all . .more

by Johann on September 17 2009, 10:01
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So typical
GIVE GIVE GIVE GIVE

TAKE FROM THE WHITE MAN

WHY WORK FOR ANYTHING WHEN YOU CAN JUST TAKE!!!!

SO F&^NG TYPICAL, AND WE WONDER WHY AFRICA IS GOING NOWHERE

by Honestly on September 17 2009, 10:05
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Skills shortage
Just a few days ago the Minister of Education bemoaned the skills shortage, claiming, correctly, that we have many jobs, but not enough skilled people to fill them.

And here we have this rather stupid racist person wanting to impose larger fines . .more

by flebus on September 17 2009, 10:23
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Now, why doesn't the fat-bottomed one...
not rather encourage them to start their own businesses and create their own opportunities? Most businesses are small and privately owned and managed and the state has no right to interfere in their demographic composition. Will they also assume . .more

by KKK on September 17 2009, 10:24
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Black economic dominance
Black economic dominace is also unacceptable especially when it is based on race.

by Mike on September 17 2009, 10:33
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Salad dodger
If the fat pawpaw donated half the food she eats on a monthly basis,she could solve the problem of hunger in the Eastern Cape on her own!! Have to listen to this garbage and then Govt asks "Where Is the FDI?"

by Koos on September 17 2009, 10:36
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certfiicate in econminc development from UWC?
I wonder if "Dr" Nzimande had a say in the choice in curriculum? what did they get taught? Please, if they feel a certificate in economic development will secure them a high paying job in South Africa's best bank and investment banks, they have got . .more

by Marc on September 17 2009, 10:59
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Don't worry
Minister of Chicken, us white men with all the skills and abilities will sod off and leave you to the trough. Which, judging by your girth, will get empty pretty quick with no-one left to fill it up,

by donovan on September 17 2009, 11:21
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@KKK
You don't want to carry the monkey on your back? Watch it mate, next thing we'll have the Mugabe Law which is already being applied to "new" mining rights, viz. that all new ventures must be 51% Black owned...... that's why new mining development has . .more

by mpho on September 17 2009, 11:22
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She's supposed to look after women, children
So what is this ignorant racist doing commenting on matters outside her portfolio? We know what happened when Barbara Hogan made a comment on the Dalai Lama. Will the ANC react similarly? Methinks not.

by Meritocrat on September 17 2009, 11:24
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Off to Canada
B***** this, I am off to Canada to apply for refugee status and racial hatred against whites.

by Dean on September 17 2009, 11:44
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Racist
This article is highly racist!!!

by Paul on September 17 2009, 11:48
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Less official Spit Braais and more work
Comments like these are at the very essence of the question to stay or not to stay in SA. What Bullsh!t

by Wit ou on September 17 2009, 11:52
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Off to Canada I go
B***** this, I am off to Canada to apply for refugee status and racial hatred against whites.

by Dean on September 17 2009, 11:53
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They like the Western money and culture....and then say Whites is racists!!
Wigs = France
Mercedes Bence = Germany
Lipstick = European
Hamburgers = USA
Whiskey = Irish/Scottish
Cellphones = USA
Shop in Europe for the latest fashions

by Stevie Wonder on September 17 2009, 11:56
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So let all of the 2 000 000 "management" whities disappear......
And give their jobs to BEE.

You'd still be left with 23 000 000 unemployed which will increase drastically as you tax base is gone.

Higher Cert my a#se.

by Punked on September 17 2009, 12:08
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BEE
I wish that these blacks would stop acting like a minority. The world is yours for the taking... just do something... for a change.

by Suikerpot on September 17 2009, 12:13
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Just another pig waddling up to the trough
and sporting a snout to make a pig proud.

by Reaper on September 17 2009, 12:44
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So let all the 2 000 000 whities "disappear"...
And give the jobs to BEE.

You'd still have 23 000 000 unemployed. And with an decreasing tax base this will soon stand at 30 000 000.

by Punked on September 17 2009, 12:47
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Racial hatred
A thought; one need not pull the stunt Huntley pulled to get refugee status; all one needs is a collection of recent Ministerial and Malema utterances to show conclusively that whites are hated by Government and are personae non grata in their homeland. . .more

by flebus on September 17 2009, 12:50
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she ain't heavy she's a racisit!
Yes minister we absolutely have to kicke them whities down as far as possible! Once we are all down to the lowest possible denominator clever folks like you will uplift us all equally, no?

by Wildeman on September 17 2009, 13:01
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Riot dream
The whites should start a revolt in the Western Cape and declare it an independent country. (Don't worry about retaliation from the Army - they couldn't find a handle on a cup even with the help of management consultants) The Cape will turn into the . .more

by R2D2 on September 17 2009, 13:40
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Minister of Disabled thinking
This mentality with the outstreched hand is what is wrong with people like the honorable minister. Instead of finding clever ways to create jobs this mentality seeks to pull everything and everyone down to its level of incompetance. Eishh Sisi - you . .more

by Al on September 17 2009, 13:42
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beiiiiitch
Go blow a pony you racist ministerial twat!

by Eish! on September 17 2009, 14:10
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This is why
Apartheid was a good idea, because every time a white guy goes and starts a business or makes some successful business venture, pretty soon a bunch of blacks will crawl out of holes in the ground and start demanding things. Apartheid was our way of . .more

by OldTimer on September 17 2009, 14:21
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What is truly unacceptable is racism from a person of colour
We want the sharpest minds on the theme of efficiency and growth. We do not want the wrapping of the minds but the product of the mind. No one can see the racial classification of a sharp beause is is tucked behind a universally colured skull. If the . .more

by Free the Rest on September 17 2009, 14:39
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SAA, POLICE, SANDF, ESKOM, HEALTH, EDUCATION, HOME AFFAIRS
What happened to all the above after the racist cleansing by the ANC cadres ? The country lost billions in growth, jobs and investment and fraud and mismanagement is rife

by Thabo on September 17 2009, 14:46
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switch places
Why dont we simply replace her bigoted idealogy with whites in parliament and parastatels to get everything working again and these podgy pots go into private sector with their hands out for the begging bowl. Then we change the law and have WEE and send . .more

by zoo_keeper on September 17 2009, 14:58
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Minister of Sex Objects, Brats, Cripples and the Mentally Challenged
What's the matter with you guys. She seems like a nice sweet person.
Wouldn't employ her as my domestic, my sugar would disppear pdq., along with the cutlery, as part of the redistribution of assets.

by Jeff on September 17 2009, 21:24
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Thats why
Thats why the rest of Africa , and SA is going to the dogs the African way .
The blacks are in charge NOT . NO WHITES NO SA .

IF YOU THINK I AM WRONG , LOOK NORTH YOU RACIST WOMEN .
BLACKS NEED WHITES MORE THAN WHITES NEED BLACKS , . .more

by Dilligaf on September 18 2009, 01:00
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ds
omg F****** N*****

by dsa on September 29 2009, 08:03
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