Employment Equity Bill is Apartheid in reverse
14 April 2021
One of the most pernicious aspects of the old apartheid regime was the classification of people according to their skin colour. It was the foundation of the entire system. Added to compulsory identity books, it was how the government began the awful process of herding humans like sheep into their designated corrals.
To put it politely, the apartheid bureaucrats might just as well have tried herding cats. The task was impossible without draconian police powers. Attempting it soon earned the country the title of World Polecat, one reason being that the last country that tried such social engineering was Nazi Germany.
Now, here we are in 2021 with our anti-apartheid Government making another futile attempt at grand-scale social engineering – by introducing a Bill that if passed by Parliament will force every business in the country to employ staff, not for their skills or even for their aptitudes.
Instead, simply and foolishly we are all once again to be divided according to skin colour.