Red-faced over racist employment advertisement in South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Nearly 25 years after the fall of Apartheid in South Africa, leading African television network M-Net is under fire over an employment advertisement noting that it is looking to employ a “white, English speaking commissioning editor”.

M-Net on Sunday fired the Ambit Recruitment Agency that subcontracted a smaller company to write and publish the advertisement.

"M-Net is appalled by the advert, which was not authorised by us," the broadcaster said in a media statement. It added that the racist advertisement was contrary to its recruitment policy, values, the Constitution and other legislation.  

M-Net (an abbreviation of Electronic Media Network) is a subscription-funded television channel based in South Africa and broadcasting throughout the continent.
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23 Outubro 2017 16:50:49

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