ANALYSIS: Affirmative action illegal? Here are the facts in black and white

19 September 2019 - 07:00 By SHAIN GERMANER
Trade union Solidarity will ask the courts to oblige government to put in place changes to the Employment Equity Act recommended by an SAHRC report.
Trade union Solidarity will ask the courts to oblige government to put in place changes to the Employment Equity Act recommended by an SAHRC report.
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A report by the SA Human Rights Commission suggesting changes to affirmative action laws has set the cat among the pigeons, causing such confusion that it is now being adjudicated separately by both the labour court and the high court.

And as Solidarity and the labour department duke it out in those courts, things can get confusing, so we unpack the issue for you.

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