ANC slams DA Affirmative Action progress

The ANC says Affirmative Action in the Western Cape is moving at a listless pace.

The ANC says Affirmative Action in the Western Cape is moving at a listless pace.

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) said on Friday Affirmative Action is happening at an extremely sluggish pace in the Western Cape.

The Employment Equity Commission revealed this week that white people still occupy nearly three quarters of the country's top management positions.

The ANC said this evident in the Western Cape's all male cabinet, where most of the MEC's are white.

The ANC's Keith Khoza said, "It is clear that those who are on the receiving end of challenges like poverty, unemployment and inequality in the Western Cape are in a situation that keeps getting worse."

But Western Cape Premier Helen Zille is adamant her administration is doing its best to balance the Employment Equity scales.

Khoza however, is not convinced.

"In the decision making structures of the Democratic Alliance (DA) there's been a sprinkling of black faces. The reality is the bulk of the decision makers in the DA are white and they are male. This cuts across the province"