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newsCape Times reports that Stellenbosch municipality has been ordered to pay a settlement amount of R750,000 to an applicant who was removed from an appointment list and replaced by a white candidate who did not meet the criteria.  

Zenobia Campbell battled with the municipality for two years following her application for an advertised post of senior LED officer in 2016.  Following failed conciliation at the CCMA, the matter was submitted to the Labour Court on the basis of alleged unfair discrimination.  Campbell’s court application indicated that she applied for two advertised positions in August 2016, was shortlisted for both posts and interviewed on 25 October 2016.  Both positions were subjected to the same interview criteria, questions and tests.  It emerged in court papers that the selection panel appointed and approved the appointment of Campbell, however, “Mr Lombard (director of Planning and Development) scratched out the name of Ms Campbell, a coloured female, and inserted that of Ms Melissa Nel, a white female.”  But, Nel apparently did not meet the minimum primary requirements for the position as advertised as she only had a matric and an uncompleted BA.  Campbell’s highest qualification was a BA Honours and her expertise included rural development, land reform and development economics.

  • Read the full original report in this regard by Dominic Adriaanse at Cape Times

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