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gavel thumb100 News24 reports that trade union Solidarity’s case of racial discrimination against former justice minister Jeff Radebe over his failure in 2014 to promote a magistrate to a senior magistrate will be heard in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday.  

The Court will be sitting as an Equality Court.  Solidarity contends that Radebe wrongly ignored the Magistrate’s Commission’s recommendation on the basis that Martin Kroukamp's promotion at the Alberton Magistrate's Court would not promote transformation.  According to Anton van der Bijl, head of Solidarity’s Centre for Fair Labour Practices, “this case is a typical example of the government’s thoughtless pursuit of transformation targets at the expense of merits.”

  • Read this report by Lizeka Tandwa in full at News24
  • Read Solidarity’s press statement in this regard at Solidarity online

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