RACIST RECRUITMENT CLAIM AGAINST MAJOR SOUTH AFRICAN RETAILER
The folks at Woolworths SA have been trying to cover their tracks after they were caught out for not wanting to hire any white staff. Justin Harrison, an internet marketing guru started blogging about the clothes and food chain’s advertising excluding whites last week and now they seem to have started changing the wording of their recruitment adverts.
Justin broke the story on social networks when Woolworths SA posted ads on their career site. It said their jobs were only open to African, Coloured and Indian candidates. He says that as a post-apartheid child, he is “neither politically motivated or inspired, however, the increasing blatant racist economic policies that are very clearly exclusive of whites is starting to require a voice and some decisive action”. He feels the whites who are still in South Africa stayed and signed up for a fully inclusive country, and just want to get on with it and build a South Africa that works for everyone. We know that Woolies is not alone in these policies as we have already written on this site about our flying circus – SAA – that excludes whites from its cadet pilot training programme. Since Justin started his online Woolworths SA have changing the advert text to be politically correct. It now says “In accordance with Woolworths’ Employment Equity approach, preference will be given to candidates from designated groups”. But they are scared old fools.
They have since barred poor old Justin from leaving any messages on their Facebook Page. They have off course not barred us. We can also stop buying their lousy stuff. Read these interesting lines from Justin’s blog: “I have also noticed that since I posted my update on Twitter yesterday (Saturday 01 September) showing how they changed the ads in a bid to cover up the blatant racist ads, they have as of today (Sunday 02 September 2012) since not only reverted some of the ads back to the original text, but have now added additional wording to state: In accordance with our Marketing EE Requirements, this role is designated for African Black candidates.
Woolworths is clearly in a spin over how to deal with this issue and they would do well to learn from SAA’s mistake. Issue a public apology and revert the hiring policies to be fully inclusive and based purely on experience and ability. I think it’s high time that in 2012 businesses stop cowering to the ANC lead government and realize it is their customers that keep the lights on, not government or government policy. If South African businesses continue to marginalize any sector of the population, black, white, coloured or Indian they face the wrath of public led justice and we will see these companies economically crippled. Woolworths South Africa, you have been warned ! Do the right thing !”
Johannesburg – The Young Communist League (YCL) voiced support on Thursday for retail group Woolworths Holdings [JSE:WHL], which is under fire for allegedly discriminating against whites when filling vacancies.
Johannesburg – Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant on Friday lauded retailer Woolworths’ stance on employment equity. “As (the) government of South Africa and those that seek genuine transformation, we shall continue to encourage companies like Woolworths to continue with the transformation and integration of the society,” she said in a statement.
Johannesburg – The Black Management Forum (BMF) supports Woolworths’ efforts, it said on Sunday. “We support the employment equity steps taken by Woolworths.” the BMF said in a statement. “Seeking equitable representation is one of the key ways in which South Africa can address economic transformation.” The forum said the constitutional imperative of employment equity was neither racist nor discriminatory.
All the above comments and pictures are from South African newspapers and reports directly copied and pasted for your information, but then you all have your own problems too.
Wildhorse Entertainment’s “Independent Superstars” are extremely proud to announce that “Crazy Joe” a top DJ from Vienna will be hosting a weekly program in German called ‘Independent Superstars” with the permission and approval of Wildhorse Entertainment. This program will be in German which will make it hard for most of our listeners to understand, however “Crazy Joe” does such a good job of the show that not one of the ‘Independent Superstars” who will be featured will have room to complain. “Crazy Joe” announces all the titles and artists in English and therefore all the artists on each show will hear themselves being introduced in German and naturally their songs will be played and that is what is important. All the Independent artists featured on Wildhorse Entertainment now have a second program that will feature their music worldwide every week. This show is also repeated on WHIR Wildhorse Internet Radio everyafternoon Monday to Friday at 5pm South African time.
Wildhorse Special – Independent Superstars #7 Playlist
Mike Headrick & John Hughey – Passin The Buck (intro)
Candy Sue – Honky Tonkin’ Mama
Kris Hollis Key – Honky Tonk Radio
Gary Jennings – Honky Tonk Fool
Julie Richardson – It Ain’t Easy Being Easy
Jodi Ann – Stumbling Back In Time
Cheryl K Warner – Dont Come Knockin’
Jevon Rudder – Country Style
David Walsh – Alice Rita And Donna
Bo Ladner – Alasippi (Money Lucky Country Boy)
Donna Cunningham – Stranger In Our House
Charlie Painter – Thanks For Nothing
Billy Allen – Beer Bottle Brown
Frank Tuma – I Think I Met Hank Williams In A Bar
Allen Karl – Lonelies Only Bar
Shane Worley – Rollin’ In The Hay
Jim Hudgins – Sing Drink And Dance
Lebron Keener – Kansas City Girl
Dave Caley – Redneck Love Gone Bad
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