CPT not ready to transform - BMF

The Black Management Forum says black people are only being employed to boost equity numbers.

The Black Management Forum says blacks are only being employed in the Cape to boost equity numbers.

CAPE TOWN - The Black Management Forum (BMF) believes black people are only being employed in the Western Cape to boost employment equity numbers.

The BMF addressed these issues during a panel discussion with the Cape Chamber Of Commerce on Thursday.

The chamber said the city was struggling to retain its black professionals. It blamed what it called "the uninviting social scene" for the problem.

The forum's Thabile Wonci said this would not help keep black professionals in the province.

He said it also proves there has not been any mindset shift over the past 18 years.

"You don't really have a will to transform. In many instances, companies will employ black people purely to push up their affirmative action number."

In 2011, Premier Helen Zille and musician Simphiwe Dana clashed over views that Cape Town is the most racist city in the country.

At the time, some black people, including Dana & fellow musician Lindiwe Suttle, said they did not feel welcome in the city.