FACTCHECK: are white South Africans being discriminated against in the job market?


Since the fall of apartheid, the ANC government has sought to economically empower black South Africans.

South Africa’s pre-dominantly white owned media seems to think that this has been to the disadvantage of whites who have had to leave the country in their hordes to find employment.

Voetsek decided to fact check these claims. Unsurprisingly, it turns out to be yet another myth being peddled by the media.

StatsSA, the government’s statistical agency, evaluated the progress in South Africa’s skilled job market since the fall of apartheid.

Its findings revealed that the number of black skilled workers has gone up only by a marginal 3%, from 15% at the time of the fall of apartheid, to 18% today.

By comparison, the number of white skilled workers has gone up by an astonishing 19%, from 42% in 1994, to 61% today, despite only representing less than 10% of the population.

Keep this in mind the next time you hear that white South Africans have been dealt a raw deal in the job market!

One thought on “FACTCHECK: are white South Africans being discriminated against in the job market?

  • December 24, 2016 at 5:13 am

    One supposes than that it is again the White’s fault that the majority of blacks world wide are lagging in education. My take on the matter is this considering the fact, human kind(all races) were created equal and arrived on this planet at the same time. No race had more than the other. How come than the white race with equal means as the black race managed to leap ahead of the black with all things, i.e. education, industrialisation, medical care etc etc. Is it today still the whites man’s fault for his own progress and development been streaks ahead of the black man’s considering both races had the same means withall at the very beginning. Surely this is all about the want to progress verses the poor me lazy strategy of you owe it toto us. Just what if the shoe had been on the other foot, would whites be doing the same as blacks are today. Makes one wonder it is what it is.


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