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MTVCity Press reports about a patently racist ad for a senior TV editor, placed by recruitment agency Kandhi Consulting on behalf of M-Net.  

Offering an annual salary of R800,000, the ad read:  “Please note: We are specifically looking for a white, English-speaking commissioning editor as this role is for someone who will produce soapies and programmes in this specific demographic.”  M-Net has distanced itself from the ad, saying it was not authorised and that the work had been subcontracted by its agency to another recruitment outfit without the company’s knowledge.  Yolisa Phahle, CE of M-Net, said the station was “appalled” by the “racist, unlawful and disgraceful advert, which would be contrary to our recruitment policy, our values, the Constitution and other legislation”.  The extensive role profile submitted to the recruitment agency seemingly made no mention of demographic requirements.  Phalane added that they would take “appropriate and firm action, including of a disciplinary nature” should they find that anyone on their behalf was involved in the production of the ad.

  • Read this report by Phumlani S Langa in full at City Press

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