- Kandhi Consulting posted a job vacancy specifically asking for whites only
- It posted it on behalf of TV channel M-Net
- It sparked outrage, forcing M-Net to fire the agency
A South African recruitment agency has sparked outrage after posting a job vacancy specifically asking for whites only to apply.
Kandhi Consulting recently posted the ad, which sought a commissioning editor in Johannesburg on an annual salary of R800,000 (Ghc73k).
It read: “Please note: We are specifically looking for a white, English-speaking commissioning editor as this role is for someone who will produce soapies and programmes in this specific demographic.”
The ad left local production experts shocked. They quickly alerted media outlets, who soon discovered that it had been posted on behalf of TV channel M-Net.
However, M-Net has distanced itself from the ad and has reportedly fired Ambit Recruitment as its recruitment agency.
In a statement, M-Net said it never authorized the ad. It added that Ambit Recruitment appeared to have sub-contracted its work to Kandhi Consulting without its permission.
The statement said: "M-Net was absolutely appalled to learn about this advert. We would never advertise for a position in this way. It is clearly racist, against the constitution and against our values.”
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