Affirmative action case in ConCourt
The highest court in SA heard an application by the SAPS for leave to appeal against an earlier ruling.
JOHANNESBURG - The labour dispute over affirmative action (AA) in the South African Police Service (SAPS) on Wednesday reached the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg.
The highest court in the country heard an application by the SAPS for leave to appeal against an earlier ruling favouring Renate Barnard.
The woman's troubles started in 2006 when she was twice overlooked for a promotion because of her race, despite being the lead candidate.
Barnard is now fighting for compensation.
She turned to the Labour Court, which found in her favour, but the decision was overturned on appeal.
In 2013, Barnard's legal team successfully argued her case in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein.
Trade Union Solidarity in January said although Barnard's rights are being trampled on, a judgment from the Constitutional Court will settle the matter once and for all.