Eskom Must Shed 1,081 White Engineers

Jan de Lange, News 24, March 8, 2015

Eskom has to reduce the number of white engineers by 1,081 and white artisans by 2,179 in order to comply with strict new government requirements, according to a report by specialist labour writer Jan de Lange in the Sunday newspaper Rapport.

The new directives require embattled Eskom, the best performing public enterprise in the affirmative action race, to ensure that these two key job categories become “completely reflective of the national and regional demographics” by 2020.

Some 6 530 people, of whom 30% or 1 786 are white, currently occupy “professional and mid-management” positions at Eskom.

These are mostly engineers.

1 081 white employees in these categories, where 70,6% of employees are currently black, need to be shed until 705 remain.

Of the 21 372 “technically skilled” employees at Eskom 4 487 or 21% are white. By 2020 some 2 179 will have to leave.

A top Eskom manager who told Rapport two years ago Eskom was transforming too rapidly, said Saturday, “It will be catastrophic if our affirmative action targets now lead to the estrangement of people whose skills we need.”

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  • Anglokraut

    How serendipitous; the U.S. needs foreign-born STEM workers!

    • WR_the_realist

      But we will never let those STEM workers be white immigrants from South Africa.

      • D.B. Cooper

        No we won’t.
        If those white South Africans have nowhere to go, perhaps they’ll finally start fighting.

        • Perhaps you should hop on a plane and go lead them? Clearly they need your guiding hand and strong heart?

          • Rocco

            Why the harsh remark? Perhaps he doesn’t know the history? Even though his comment is not from accurate pov the suggestion could be made that any remaining whites should bail out asap.If that means immigrating illegally so be it.

        • TF

          You are a stupid internet warrior. Tell me, what “fighting” do you do other than posting online?

        • Laager

          Do some reading. They did fight for their Christian, democratic, capitalist way of life in the Angola bush war from 1966 to the late 1980s early 1990s. 5m were defeated by the political, diplomatic and economic might of the western world lead by non other than USA Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. South Africa today, like Zimbabwe, is the result of gutless white western politicians capitulating to the majority black nations in the UN. Now that Africa is in their hands they have set their sights on Europe and Scandinavia. Take a look at the state of Sweden today. The USA will ultimately also fall if the developments of Ferguson – public officials resigning – is an indication. Seems like the whites of the USA don’t have much enthusiasm for a fight and are capitulating to the minority blacks.

        • LHathaway

          Maybe so. Maybe it would even be a kind of death with dignity, but they would lose, badly. Whites in the USA would lose a race war. We have to pretend that’s not true, though, in order to help prevent one.

          • Rocco

            If a race war errupted now why would we lose? If that ever happened tell me who would fight us? im curious to see how this would play out in your mind? Just for grins have you read about the effectiveness of a few dozen trained white mercenaries defeating entire African cities only a handful of years back?

          • G-Man

            Why would we lose? I think we would dominate, winning within 2 months tops. But then, with your attitude, maybe I’m mistaken…

          • LHathaway

            Over confidence is serving the White world so well. Carry on. You’ve got nothing to worry about.


        • Laager
        • Rocco

          Its a day late and a buck short. Sadly instead of us white folk learning from the Afrikaners, we will end up the same. Just keep giving and giving until you have completely destroyed any hopes of a future life for your kids or your natiin as you know it.

        • Veritas

          I have been to South Africa and know many Afrikaners. They are among the toughest white people on the planet. They have to be to survive in that hostile environment. The problem is they are in an absolutely untenable situation. The U.S.should welcome them with open arms. Many are highly skilled, and they could add some backbone to an increasingly timid and complacent U.S. white population. Of course this won’t happen with the current anti-white regime.

    • LHathaway

      Affirmative action females need husbands. They would prefer one who has similar interests to her (those who also receive affirmative action).

  • JohnEngelman

    African Negroes have an average IQ of 70. This moves their bell curve to the left, and means that few have the intelligence to learn how to become engineers. It should not be dangerous to point that out. Unfortunately, it is.

    • Susannah

      Yes, and we are forced to lower standards accordingly, even in the fields where it is dangerous to do so.

      • George Moriarty

        Does their president have a BEE (AA) appointed black pilot?
        Does your president have a Black AA appointed pilot in command of Air Force One?
        Does your president have a Black personal physician?
        The list could go on and on for occupations where competence should be the only qualification for the job. Running or working on an electricity grid also needs the highest degrees of skills and professionalism at every level.
        But really, this is all about “we want what the white man has got”, in this case it is a profitable enterprise and well paid jobs.

      • IBWHITE

        That’s why so many Blacks are working for the U.S. government. They produce nothing, know nothing and receive a paycheck for simply showing up.

    • Bossman

      South Africa appears to have the worst kind of “Negroes.” I’ve been watching news from South Africa on my Roku streaming device and all I see are very ugly black males with shaved heads committing violent crimes everyday.

      • John Smith

        I watched some German TV a while back about Germans living throughout the world and one of them was a pretty blond model who moved to SA to live with her native mandingo BF.

        • johningermany

          Thanks for that post. That really cheered me up.

        • Rocco

          Was that blacks on blondes part 4 or 5?

          • John Smith


          • Rocco

            Great story can we hear another?

          • John Smith

            You’ll have to find your own kosher-produced entertainment.

      • Whirlwinder

        Are you sure you are not tuned into everytown USA?

      • Rocco

        More savage and primitive, slightly more retarded…but make no mistake about it, you will not find stronger, faster or more physically able negros anywhere in the world like you will in the USA or Carribean.

    • Deacon Blue

      Imagine the same type of forced societal constructs applied to esoteric areas
      of surgery? What if you were in an automobile wreck in SA and woke
      up in the ED to see a “Bantu Trauma Surgeon” preparing to go to work on your
      mangled body? Any area that requires abstract & strategic problem solving,
      the ability to rapidly resolve problems or any type of complex inductive or
      deductive reasoning (e.g., engineers, physicians, perhaps even good barristers)
      whereby the rules are that admission to programs that educate such are based
      on race and not solely and only merit? Shudder!!!

    • Murphcon

      Yeah but the engineers are 80 plus.

  • Truthseeker

    We hear so many of these stories that it’s easy to lose track of how ridiculous they truly are. I have no doubt that this company’s performance will suffer once they meet their diversity quotas, but by then everyone will have forgotten this story.

    White people need to start getting angry. They’re being systematically discriminated against. Not that discrimination is inherently wrong, but in this case, there’s no defensible reason for it.

    • Rocco

      Discrimination isnt wrong when it makes sense…but in their case they be cuttin’ they nose off ta spite they face’… besides if their economy collapses futher and it will,dont worry some sick minded Euro or N.American politician will push to bail them out

  • MrBiIIGoode .

    If they do this then South Africa will ‘reflect’ every other Sub saharan black hellhole.

    • Cid Campeador

      That isn’t so far off and that includes Zim.

  • Darren

    Those unfairly laid off whites should head to Orania, the Afrikaner only settlement in the Northern Cape which is free of the crime, dysfunction and poverty that currently plagues much of South Africa. I’m very surprised the town of Orania has only a couple thousand inhabitants, given the rampant discrimination and violent crime to which white South Africans have been subjected since the end of Apartheid. And yes, laying off more than half of those skilled white employees will virtually guarantees that incompetent blacks and coloureds take their places, accelerating the decline of the country’s infrastructure and exacerbating the power and water shortages that affect S.A.

  • dd121

    I’m sure that’s going to end badly. It will work as well as the black space program.

    • KevinPhillipsBong

      Space is 99% blackness so it follows that 99% of astronauts should be black.

      • Actually there is a sci-fi show where athletic black astronauts [only] are trying to colonize other planets. I saw only a part of it but found it so disgusting that I couldn’t watch more. Possibly it’ll also have problems with the target audience [white liberals?].

        • Bon, From the Land of Babble

          Thank you for the kind words, I received them in my e mail.

          I used to follow and occasionally comment on two excellent South African sites – the stories I read on them were harrowing – one of them, the site owner was harassed, his door knocked down in the middle of the night and his family threatened, his brother died in police custody. He took his site down and erased everything because he was afraid for his children.

          The other site is now locked up as tight as a drum and I don’t know how to access it.

          All that’s left is Censorbugbear, which is less comprehensive than the two previous sites. Really unfortunate, as both told it like it was in South Africa – a blueprint for White countries after Whites become a minority.

        • John Smith

          If the white people all stay behind, I think it would be a good idea.

      • John Smith

        And like blacks, it sucks the life out of anything exposed to it without proper protection.

  • james AZ

    GOOD TIME to INVEST on Eskom NOW!!!!!!!,

  • Some Guy

    South Africa! The jewel of Africa, since white people were put in their place.

    • George Moriarty

      Just take a few moments to read some of the comments following this article, many would not pass the Amren moderator and are neither polite nor intelligent, but they certainly show the frustration that many South Africans have with the present regime.

  • Usually Much Calmer

    There but for the will of us go we.

  • George Moriarty

    ESKOM operational are already a disaster with load shedding a daily occurrence. Get rid of the competent staff and it will be a catastrope.
    And at a field operation level one would need to feel sorry for the remaining white maintenance workers as in this simple example; “Now did that BEE (AA) appointed worker at the other end off the line really earth it properly and I hope he isolated the transformer because I am the mug who will being the real work on this line…”
    In the meantime the lights will progressively go out all over South Africa.

  • WR_the_realist

    This is what affirmative action will look like in America in 2060.

  • From the company website:

    “Eskom generates approximately 95% of the electricity used in South Africa and approximately 45% of the electricity used in Africa. Eskom generates, transmits and distributes electricity to industrial, mining, commercial, agricultural and residential customers and redistributors. Additional power stations and major power lines are being built to meet rising electricity demand in South Africa. Eskom will continue to focus on improving and strengthening its core business of electricity generation, transmission, trading and distribution.”

    When the lights go out in SA, whitey will get the blame. It’s in the nature of the Negro to blame whitey for his own failures that result from his stupidity.

    • from CNN 6/30/13
      U.S. President Barack Obama pledged $7 billion Sunday to help combat frequent power blackouts in sub-Saharan Africa.

      Funds from the initiative, dubbed Power Africa, will be distributed over the next five years. Obama made the announcement during his trip to South Africa, the continent’s biggest economy.

      Thus the lights in Africa will never go out as long as the US dollar remains.

      • Sick of it

        They should have called the initiative Black Power.

        • George Moriarty

          For any useful or worthwhile activity the term “Black Power” is an oxymoron.

      • George Moriarty

        You can almost be certain those aid dollars will be tied to employing Black female Muslims. When that fails the whole operation will be contracted out to a German company with much of Obama’s aid money being paid in bribes or ending up in Swiss bank accounts.
        In the mean time some displaced white workers still have a reasonable chance of picking up a job here in Australia where merit is still required to get most real jobs.

        • IstvanIN

          About 10 years ago, or so, one of your MPs suggested that Australia take in Rhodesians who were being exterminated. Another MP said if they offered refugee status to the Whites they would also have to offer refugee status to Black Zimbabweans. To say the least that suggestion went no where. (Sorry I don’t recall the specifics).

          Australia may be better than your American cousin or your parents country the UK, but not enough to give a rat’s behind about White South Africans.

          • John Smith

            I’d let whites die also if letting them in meant importing negroes too.

        • bv

          For now until those idiots follow the lead of King of idiots America and his idiot smaller brother Canada. Seems to be a white English speaking disease.

      • Laager

        South Africa never had this problem whilst Eskom was managed and staffed by the white minority. Nor did South Africa ever ask for, or receive, aid during this era. All development work was funded through domestic taxes or raising loans at commercial rates on the international money markets.

    • MikeofAges

      My dictum is: Will the last one out turn off the lights. Oh, never mind. They’ll go off by themselves anyway.

  • BillMiller66

    More rolling blackouts, just like in Venezuela!

    • Sick of it

      It will be much worse considering the amount of white blood in the Venezuelan genome.

      • Kenner

        Maybe in the elites, but the average folk in the news stories are an alarming mix of amerindian and black.

  • C. Magnus

    Shouldn’t it be obvious now that some races are just… better at engineering than others?

    • John Smith

      Blacks in medieval Mali invented the mud skyscraper….

      • Alexandra1973

        How high did that go?

        • John Smith

          Five or six stories – check out “Timbuktu.” It’s a mud hut with a difference and proof of the superiority of African “culture.”

  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    Professor Amy L. Wax on the “The Diversity-Validity Tradeoff”:

    “Because blacks lag significantly behind whites on measures of cognitive ability, most valid job selection criteria will have a substantial adverse impact on this group. The combination of well-documented racial differences in cognitive ability and the consistent link between ability and job performance generates a pattern that experts term ‘the validity-diversity tradeoff’: job selection devices that best predict future job performance generate the smallest number of minority hires in a broad range of positions. “

    • WR_the_realist

      Has Prof. Amy L. Wax been arrested by the diversity police yet?

      job selection devices that best predict future job performance generate
      the smallest number of minority hires in a broad range of positions.

      I’m sure she meant here “non-Asian minorities” since East Asians generally don’t have much difficulty getting the g-loaded jobs. Of course it’s the low IQ diversity that the left really cares about.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    1 081 white employees in these categories, where 70,6% of employees are currently black, need to be shed until 705 remain

    Here’s the legacy of replacing Whites with blacks in South Africa:

    The ‘previously disadvantaged’ (dark skinned person) pilot of this B737-200 landed at Hoedspruit (ex airforce base) in the dark and proceeded to take the wrong taxiway. Having arrived at a dead end he then attempted to turn around by reversing (using reverse thrust). He misjudged and put the main gear off the concrete. It then rolled back down the bank. He then tried to climb out using full power. Of course with the engines that close to the ground they ingested grass, stones etc. If it wasn’t raining the jet blast would probably have set fire to the surrounding bush. The aircraft has been written off. The cost of the engines alone exceeds the insured value.

    The Duvha coal-fired power station’s turbine explosion happened because of an ‘operator’s fault’ which caused a 600 mW shortage, the investigation into the accident has revealed…

    “So they get ready for the test, they dump a helluva lot of steam onto the turbine, speed starts going crazy, it went from 3000 RPM to 4500 RMP in ten seconds (they are generally only designed for 10 to 15% overspeed, all three protection systems should have kicked in by the time you get to 110%)….the dude with his finger on the manual trip button wasn’t at his post. So the result was a big bang, some fire and a lot of steam going where it shouldn’t go.”

    • John Smith

      So, did all those involved get promotions?

  • John Smith

    I predict the power grid will also reflect the country’s demographics, with blackouts being in the vast majority.

    • Weisheit77

      They are already doing rolling blackouts.

  • Fed Up

    Wonderful! Now replace those 1,081 White Engineers with the usual incompetent Black engineers — then step back and watch things to to hell in a hand basket.

  • Sick of it

    Good luck finding 1,000 black engineers in South Africa.

    • Speedy Steve

      It will be no trouble at all. Diploma mills are one of Africa’s most lucrative businesses.

      • John Smith

        *QUALIFIED engineers.

  • DaveMed

    Well… at least this is more likely to wake up some Whites than is the standard solution of hiring “Diversity Officers” and “Minority Affairs” employees.

  • George Moriarty

    The real message from this news story is that Whites have absolutely no future in the African continent. The mindset of the average African is to rejoice when the last white leaves their continent. They feel it is better to starve than to have to put up with whites.
    In the meantime hoards of Africans will try and migrate to white counties to get a better life.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      The last white African will leave in a box; no one will take them.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Unfortunately, hoards of black Africans ARE migrating to White countries and being admitted. 514 black South Africans have been admitted to the U.S. just this year alone. Over 800 Somalis a month are admitted to the U.S.

      Brandon Huntley, has been denied refugee status in Canada:


      In his Personal Information Form, Mr. Huntley said he was assaulted and stabbed at least six times since he was a teenager, each time by black South Africans. He was subjected to racial slurs during the attacks, he said.

      He said he was not able to get a job in South Africa because of “affirmative action” favouring black applicants following the end of Apartheid. He also received delayed medical treatment because of his race, he claimed, saying his stitches and X-rays were delayed at the hospital in favour of black patients.

      White South African’s battle for refugee status in Canada ended by appeals court.

      • bv

        I now officially hate my country.

        • WR_the_realist

          And I hate mine. Canada and the United States both have governments that hate the founding stock of their respective countries.

          • bv

            We’re our own worst enemies.

      • Weisheit77

        I think I read somewhere that more blacks have come to the USA in the last 20 years than ever came during slavery.

        • Bon, From the Land of Babble

          Well, there would have been a lot more slaves if so many of them hadn’t been thrown overboard on their way over to the U.S….

          According to Rep. Major Owens (RACIST-NY) 200 million slaves were thrown overboard — so many that sharks still swim the slave routes to this day hope to finding more bodies to feed on.

          Of course, this went unrefuted by the media.

          Rush Limbaugh ran the numbers and found that for 100 million drown slaves:

          …the slave traders would have had to put out nine ships a day with 152 slaves in each ship. This would have had to continue every day for 200 years, which works out to 1,370 slaves a day and 499,977 slaves per year thrown overboard, not counting leap years.

          IOW, it’s All Whitey’s Fault!!

          • InAFreeCountry

            Wow, how did any manage to make it alive to these shores?

          • John Smith

            If you’re a communist, you’d believe this story. If you understand basic economics, you’d see how unlikely it would be that slave traders would want to decrease potential profits like that, all other facts aside, like the total immigration figures of all whites not even reaching that level.

          • sl

            Those routes being ocean currents. What a moron.

        • John Smith

          All I’m going to say is that even they can’t deal with our African-“Americans.”

  • RileyDeWiley

    Eskom has recently trouble keeping the lights on in Jo’burg ….

    • Kenner

      They betta burn more jenkum.

  • Ernest

    “It will be catastrophic if our affirmative action targets now lead to the estrangement of people whose skills we need.”

    Nah, it will be a utopian paradise!

  • MekongDelta69

    America has to get rid of 40 million blacks in order to comply with strict new government requirements…

    Oh wait. Sorry. I was dreaming…

    • George Moriarty

      You were dreaming, but remember someone else who once said “I have a dream”. Perhaps your dream is worth pursuing!

  • A Freespeechzone

    This IS the future of the United States—-nobody will stop this….

    • LHathaway

      This is not true. Once white men in the USA are denied, ‘affirmative action’, too, it will spell the beginning of the end for affirmative action for everyone else in the US. ‘Everyone else’ for the last 40 years being everyone who is not a white male.

      • A Freespeechzone

        I tend to disagree—affirmative action will have nothing to do with it….just strict quotas based upon race or a reverse of affirmative action….Whites are the minority in South Africa and the workforce is being forced to match the racial demographics.

        I stand by my original comment that this IS the future of the USA.

        • LHathaway

          I was just talking about the USA, but yes, as Whites become a very small minority here affirmative action programs, for non-whites, could return.

  • Wing-nut.

    My gallows-humor has me laughing hysterically.

  • Cujo

    “the best performing public enterprise in the affirmative action race”

    Look for that company to start going down the tubes, starting around 2020…

  • LHathaway

    It’s always a one way deal. A place with a perponderance of blacks is celebrated, and it must be or one is ‘insensitive’ or ‘not doing enough’.

    • John Smith

      People always ask if YT will get AA here when we become a minority like in SA. I’m taking this story to mean the answer will be “NO.”

      • bv

        The must really believe that blacks can run a company by themselves.

        • John Smith

          Straight into the ground.

  • Caucasoid88

    Guess you shouldn’t buy some stock in Eskom now.

  • Reynardine

    Would the last one to leave please turn off the Enlightenment?

  • Speedy Steve

    The lights will go out when YT is not there to fix stuff. South Africa will revert to Bushmen and Hottentots within 10 years. Start trekking to Namibia, Boers.

    • John Smith

      Even the Coloureds don’t want to live there.

  • John Smith

    Short-sighted of the Afrikaners, but then these kinds of whites were likely the ones that caved into ending apartheid.

    • TF

      Orania is established to be an Afrikaner cultural homeland. This is because since the end of Apartheid the blacks have chosen English to be the main language of the country. They have systematically transformed the institutions of the nation into English institutions. As such, English is the black language in South Africa and a tool which blacks use to undermine Afrikaners and even whites in general.

      • John Smith

        If they don’t make a common cause with all racially-aware whites of any background, they’ll not survive either. That’s my point. They have to encourage non-Afrikaners to at least locate adjacent to them for mutual support.

        • TF

          There are no “white English” advocacy groups in South Africa, like there are in the Afrikaans community. There is no “white English” equivalent of Orania. All of this leads to the general feeling that the white English population in South Africa are generally liberalized like their English-speaking cousins around the Anglosphere, and that they don’t have an identity besides speaking English.

          A similar analogy would be the Southern redneck patriot vs Northern cosmopolitan yankee. You can see how conflict can arise between these two groups.

      • LHathaway

        English is becoming a universal or global languge. Horray for black people, for English will soon be a black language. French and Portuguese may well follow English as a language that only Blacks speak.

  • TF

    The English have the whole anglosphere to go to, ie – UK, Australia, Canada, USA etc.
    On the contrary, it is Afrikaners who have nowhere else to go. South Africa is the only home of the Afrikaner people.

    • Laager

      The Afrikaner community has its roots in The Netherlands, Germany and France. From a language aspect they would fit into The Netherlands, Flemish Belgium and Germany quite easily. Many have a good command of English and have moved to the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. They have no problem conducting business in English and switch to Afrikaans in the home environment.

  • Light from the East

    No wonder South Africa has a serious problem of power shortage. Search it by yourself.

    • Strider73

      Without the white electricians, engineers and landscapers (to mention just a few), the 2010 World Cup would have been played on dirt fields in stadiums with rough stone or packed dirt seating. And all the games would have been in the daytime.

  • Sick of it

    The English can go to England. If they aren’t allowed in, they only have their own politics to blame.

  • chuck_2012

    most of those white engineers and trained staff will find jobs quickly in Australia and north America. The blacks will continue to dumb down until impossible to go lower. Just like the SA navy and their submarines that no longer go to sea, and the SA airways where black pilots are flying disasters.

  • Strider73

    A lot of ex-engineers at Ford Motor Co. can sympathize. Back in the late 1990s new CEO Jacques Nasser ordered an ethnic cleansing of the engineering division. Virtually all of the whites were fired and replaced with incompetent minorities. In no time at all Ford went from first to worst in product quality and customer satisfaction. Eventually the Ford family intervened and sacked Nasser, but by then the damage was done — and the white engineers were not rehired.