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Black economic empowerment, affirmative action disadvantages white youth: FF Plus – SABC News

Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Groenewald says the party is against black economic empowerment and affirmative action.

Groenewald says the coverage disadvantages younger white individuals who weren’t a part of the apartheid period. Groenewald was chatting with the SABC in an unique interview on the social gathering’s manifesto unveiled final weekend forward of the November first native authorities elections.

He says white South Africans can’t be deprived due to the previous.

“No affirmative action, no black economic empowerment and the reason is simple. If you look in South Africa, the people in South Africa, the majority of the people are black people. If you go to our universities, there are three times more black students than white students in South Africa and I say it will be unfair to be creating a new dispensation where young white children, just because they’re white, they’ve never been part of apartheid, that they are disadvantaged because of the past.”

Groenewald says the idea of affirmative action and black economic empowerment are instruments utilized by the ANC for cadre deployment and self-enrichment.

“The big problem is with affirmative action, it is most used by the ANC government for cadre deployment. It’s a smokescreen to put their people there to get a situation where they are enhancing corruption.”

FF+ launches its 2021 Municipal Elections manifesto:

The FF+ says it would additionally put an finish to affirmative action in municipalities and do an audit to make sure that all workers are certified for his or her jobs.

Party MP Wouter Wessels says they wish to appoint on advantage.

“Our main focus areas are the appointment of officials on merit, to get service delivery going, sound financial management and economic growth and lastly keeping Local Government local, because currently, we are not devolving power to the people. Communities should have decision-making power about what affects them and that is the main focus areas of our manifesto.”

 

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