On 4 May 2011, the IJR co-hosted a public Dialogue on Employment Equity: Ticking Boxes or True Transformation, together with the Rethinking ‘Race and Affirmative Action in the United States and South Africa project.
After excellent inputs from panelists Dr. Zimitri Erasmus, Ian Ollis, MP, Kashif Wicomb, Ernst Roets, and James Ngculu, guided by Zetu Makamandela-Mguqulwa, it became clear that many at the event wanted to continue an important conversation about our national equity goals, and how best these can be achieved.
This page serves as a site to continue the Dialogue we started at the City Hall. Please leave your comments and questions below, and I will post new pictures and other content as it becomes available. Ground Rules: The Dialogue set the tone for a respectful and constructive conversation – lets keep this going! Differing views are welcome, offensive language is not!
UPDATE 1: An article entitled Whites still hold top jobs as change is ‘not fast enough’ appeared in The Sowetan on Friday, 6 May.
UPDATE 3: Video footage of the panelists has been uploaded to our YouTube stream – I am also including these below.
UPDATE 6: Read the recently-released 2010 annual report of the Commission on Employment Equity here.
Introductory remarks by Chair, Zetu Makamandela-Mguqulwa, UCT Ombud
Opening statement by Dr Zimitri Erasmus, UCT
Opening statement by Kashif Wicomb, Black Management Forum
Opening statement by James Ngculu, African National Congress
Opening statement by Ian Ollis, MP, Democratic Alliance
Opening statement by Ernst Roets, Afriforum