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BMF gets behind Woolworths

Woolworths this week was the subject of criticism.

Woolworths this week was the subject of criticism.

JOHANNESBURG - The Black Management Forum (BMF) on Sunday joined Labour Minister Mildred Olifant in welcoming Woolworths' decision to advertise jobs for only black people, in a bid to reduce existing inequalities.

Woolworths this week was the subject of criticism after it advertised jobs on its website implying that whites need not apply for some positions.

There are even calls to boycott the retailer.

The BMF's Tembakazi Mnyaka said the advert does not mean that the retailer does not hire people of other races.

“We therefore assume that they are upholding the constitution, they are upholding the law, and they are in fact actively helping towards social cohesion because we cannot afford to have inequality.”

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