Zwelinzima Vavi said “Corruption, waste, and incompetence have contributed to the disastrous load shedding which has not only caused massive inconvenience but has major economic consequence,” according to news sources.
Vavi, who was suspended from his post as General Secretary of the The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), plans a rally against corruption later this month.
• During apartheid South Africans were serviced by dependable nuclear energy. Today, the nation suffers from continual rolling blackouts -- called 'load shedding' in South Africa -- that cause massive inconvenience, hamper the nation's economy, and contribute to violent crime.
The government imposes stringent Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) laws that force the nation's businesses to hire incompetent workers to satisfy racial quotas.
The Employment Equity Act of 1998 obliges biggish firms to try to make their workforces racially “representative”. Those that employ more than 50 people are required to report at least every other year on their progress towards making their staff 75% black, 10% coloured (mixed race), 3% Indian, and so on, at every level from shop floor to boardroom. Failure to show “reasonable” efforts at compliance can result in fines of up to 900,000 rand ($97,000). [source]BEE laws have led to higher unemployment among blacks and undependable service as companies such as Eskom, the nation's power supplier, are forced to hire incompetent employees rather than qualified workers.
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