Racially Offensive Remarks

“Subsequent to his Facebook remarks which were construed as being racially offensive, Khumalo was duly suspended from the employ of the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation and charged for serious misconduct for having “conducted himself in an improper, disgraceful and unacceptable manner”.

Velaphi Khumalo – Politics Web Report

It is trite law that discipline must be consistently applied and as such within the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation such conduct if coupled with a sense of remorse may only merit a suspension and final written warning.

Maybe there is some balance in the decision, maybe Corporate South Africa has overreacted on these issues. On balance and upon reflection maybe we have regained our sensibilities on this difficult issue.

Ian McLaren

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About Ian Mc Laren

Ian McLaren BA LLB (WITS) General Educated St Johns College, Houghton. BA LLB University of the Witwatersrand 1984 Founded McLarens September 1986. Right of Appearance High Court, October 1996. Expertise Litigation, Labour Law, Commercial Law, Family Law, Pension and Provident Funds, Customs and Excise, Wills, Deceased Estates, Trusts, Commercial Agreements, Reviewing and Drafting Government Legislation, Information Technology. Committees/ Trusts Law Society of South Africa Information Technology Committee. Trustee Verney College Educational Trust Other Transvaal Provincial colours for Practical Shooting. Third degree Black Belt JKS Karate. Photographer and motor cyclist Lectured for Continuing Legal Education on Information Technology issues.

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