For the first time in South Africa’s history, thousands of white union workers have staged a strike.
They’re furious their employer – one of the country’s leading energy companies – has introduced a new share scheme which is only available to black workers.
White workers say that’s discriminatory and racially divisive.
But their bosses at Sasol say the move’s been backed by shareholders and meets rules designed for black economic empowerment, part of a drive to reverse decades of exclusion for blacks under apartheid.
In post-apartheid South Africa, what constitutes fairness?
Dirk Hermann – CEO of Solidarity Trade Union.
Dennis George – General Secretary, Federation of Unions of South Africa.
Ralph Mathekga – Lecturer at the University of the Western Cape; author of ‘Ramaphosa’s Turn: Can Cyril save South Africa?’
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