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limusaANA reports that the Liberated Metalworkers Union of SA (Limusa) on Monday rejected the appointment of Daniel du Toit as the group CE of state-owned arms manufacturer, Denel.  

It said that the Public Enterprises Minister must implement employment equity recommendations.  The Department of Public Enterprises last month announced Du Toit as the new group chief executive after Cabinet approved the appointment.  He is expected to assume duty on 14 January 2019.  Siboniso Mdletshe, Limusa’s general-secretary, said they found it "disgusting and very irresponsible" for a state-owned entity like Denel to ignore the findings of the Hoefyster Employment Equity Compliance Assessment (HEECA) report and to employ a white male as the group chief executive.  "One of the recommendations in the HEECA report which we fully support is that Denel must immediately stop the appointment and employment of white males in important positions," Mdletshe pointed out.  Mdletshe said they had learnt that the Black Management Forum was legally challenging Denel on the appointment of Du Toit and said that Limusa was going “to support any action that seeks to challenge the employment equity injustices that happens in Denel.”

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