Boks transform the way we think about transformation
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In a column in The Citizen on Wednesday, Democratic Alliance City of Johannesburg councillor Martin Williams wrote: ”The Springbok squad was not based on affirmative action quotas. The guys were simply the best. If that lesson can be applied to the economy, SA will become a winning nation, not only on the sports fields. SA should scrap race quotas for jobs, tenders and any kind of black procurement.”
Considering Williams is a member of a party that has systematically purged itself of strong black leaders, this is not surprising since the party regards “merit” as the best qualification for a position.
Let’s move away from the party and go to the rugby. You see, transformation targets are the reason why Siya Kolisi has been able to make his rugby talents work for him...