Quote of the week

It is clear that no legitimate objective is advanced by excluding domestic workers from COIDA.  If anything, their exclusion has a significant stigmatising effect which entrenches patterns of disadvantage based on race, sex and gender…. In considering those who are most vulnerable or most in need, a court should take cognisance of those who fall at the intersection of compounded vulnerabilities due to intersecting oppression based on race, sex, gender, class and other grounds.  To allow this form of state-sanctioned inequity goes against the values of our newly constituted society namely human dignity, the achievement of equality and ubuntu.  To exclude this category of individuals from the social security scheme established by COIDA is manifestly unreasonable.

Victor AJ
Mahlangu and Another v Minister of Labour and Others (CCT306/19) [2020] ZACC 24 (19 November 2020)
27 March 2007

There’s a Zulu on my stoep…..

Now Jacob Zuma is reported to have had a braai with Steve Hofmeyer and Leon Schuster, amongst others (see left). Which makes one wonder, who is advising Mr Zuma? Steve Hofmeyer is, of course, South Africa’s own Neil Diamond, but recently he has been transformed into an anti-crime, pro-Afrikaner activist. Is Mr Zuma meeting with him because President Thabo Mbeki said the white crime whingers are all racist?

My response is: can it really be so important to be President that one would be willing to meet people who has inflicted their singing and movie making “talents” on the unsuspecting world?

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