White South Africans Protest Against Discrimination

White South Africans Protest Against Discrimination

More than 20 years after the end of apartheid, white workers at a petrochemical firm in South Africa are going on strike to protest against discrimination.

Around 3,000 employees at the plant are unhappy that only black workers have been offered company shares.

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South African companies are required to meet quotas on black ownership, employment and procurement as part of a drive to reverse decades of exclusion under apartheid. Meeting the rules makes a company more likely to qualify for government tenders.

Solidarity has been waging a challenge against racial quotas in the workplace, and lodged a complaint against the policy in 2016 with the U.N. Human Rights Commission.

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