Trade union Solidarity today announced that Renate Barnard, a former lieutenant colonel in the SAPS, resigned from the private sector. She is going to continue her battle against racial quotas on a full-time basis, and has joined Solidarity's Centre for Fair Labour Practices.
After a nine year battle, the Constitutional Court recently ruled against her in one of South Africa's most prominent affirmative action court cases. Twice she was the best candidate for a promotional post but was not appointed because of the colour of her skin.
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