Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

No more white cadets at South African Airways
www.fin24.com ^ | 16 August 2012 | Staff

Posted on 08/20/2012 2:00:38 AM PDT by bjorn14

Cadet pilot training course applications from white men are no longer being accepted by South African Airways (SAA), it was reported on Friday.

SAA spokesperson Kabelo Ledwaba told Beeld that the cadet programme was being advertised online as an initiative to bring pilot demographics in line with the country's broader demographics.

"Only 15% of SAA's pilots are currently black, and this includes Indians and coloureds. The rest are white, and 91% of them are men."

Ledwaba said the airline would appoint male, white pilots when there were vacant posts for which applicants of other races could not be found.

Beeld had asked why white applicants were being rejected across the board.

An irate father had called the newspaper to complain that his son, who had a commercial pilot's licence and met the educational and physical criteria, had been rejected on the grounds of race.

By filling out several dummy applications, Beeld established that the online form had been programmed to reject any white applicants.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: sourcetitlenoturl
Affirmative Action is how we got Øbama
1 posted on 08/20/2012 2:00:51 AM PDT by bjorn14
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: bjorn14

This should turn out well. /s


2 posted on 08/20/2012 2:09:28 AM PDT by servo1969
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bjorn14
AA is also something that explodes all around you that eventually finds a target.

Sometimes aggravating .. sometimes deadly.

3 posted on 08/20/2012 2:09:28 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bjorn14

What sort of a moron would fly with an airline whose main criteria for pilot selection is race or gender?

Anyone who is aware of this and still buys a ticket ought to be arrested and confined as a danger to himself.


4 posted on 08/20/2012 2:15:12 AM PDT by beenaround
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bjorn14

Unqualified (besides by skin color) pilots? Yea, this will end well. If you consider burning corpses on the ground to be “well.”


5 posted on 08/20/2012 2:44:48 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bjorn14
The cost of flight insurance in South Africa just skyrocketed.
6 posted on 08/20/2012 2:48:26 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Not voting for Ryan? Obama love you long time.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bjorn14

South Africa is going to hell in a handbasket.


7 posted on 08/20/2012 2:49:04 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ann Archy

SA: the new Rhodesia on the way to Zimbabwe as fast as they can go. Wonder if they have a name for the new country picked out yet? Wonder if they have a plan for feeding the country after they take over farms and force the whites out? Yet, there are deluded SA whites, like Ernie Els at the British Open, who speak glowingly of Mandela and what he’s done there.

AA - because it works so well every other place it’s been tried. /s


8 posted on 08/20/2012 3:00:57 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: beenaround

This is another of the “self-cleansing gene pools”. Fill-up the planes w/ like-minded AA advocates. Seat belts won’t be necessary...


9 posted on 08/20/2012 3:06:22 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: bjorn14

Wow, I’d have to put Aviation and Medicine up high on the list of occupations where I’d not like to have an affirmative action pick taking good care of me or my family. And I believe I’d have that thought regardless of my race or color.


10 posted on 08/20/2012 3:24:53 AM PDT by House Atreides
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: House Atreides

Wow, I’d have to put Aviation and Medicine up high on the list of occupations where I’d not like to have an affirmative action pick taking “good” care of me or my family. And I believe I’d have that thought regardless of my race or color.
******************************************************
Sorry, I forgot to add the quotation marks around the word “good”.


11 posted on 08/20/2012 3:27:20 AM PDT by House Atreides
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: bjorn14

We is in charge now MF.


12 posted on 08/20/2012 3:32:08 AM PDT by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bjorn14

This is Obama’s dream come true.

First, total persecution of the whites and next is total communism....with some animals being more equal than others.


13 posted on 08/20/2012 3:56:58 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bjorn14

We’re all darkies now.


14 posted on 08/20/2012 4:12:15 AM PDT by SpaceBar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: House Atreides

How about president?


15 posted on 08/20/2012 4:18:56 AM PDT by nixonsnose (Let's see all you lawyers argue your way out of hell.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: beenaround
"What sort of a moron would fly with an airline whose main criteria for pilot selection is race or gender?"

One who is required to by the government. If it gets bad enough, and it will, SAA will be the only airline allowed to fly in/out of South Africa. And, when enough incompetent air crews start auguring flights into the veld, all SAA pilots will be former Indian, Pakistani, or Syrian jet jocks. Flown with them. Maintain a tight grip during drink service. Mid flight course corrections are...ahem, breath taking.
16 posted on 08/20/2012 4:27:14 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: T-Bird45
SA: the new Rhodesia on the way to Zimbabwe as fast as they can go.

Indeed. If I were white in SA today, I'd be making plans to get out ASAP.

17 posted on 08/20/2012 4:41:29 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: T-Bird45
USA: the new Rhodesia America on the way to Zimbabwe as fast as they can go.

We just a 'Nother N*gg*r Nation Now!

(Language apologies)

18 posted on 08/20/2012 4:45:08 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: beenaround

“What sort of a moron would fly with an airline whose main criteria for pilot selection is race or gender?

Anyone who is aware of this and still buys a ticket ought to be arrested and confined as a danger to himself.”

Now don’t go getting all State Control on us! ;-)

Darwin Awards should take care of the problem.

On a sadder note, now we live in a country where race, gender and sexual deviation are being added to the criteria for selection of those who would defend that country.


19 posted on 08/20/2012 4:45:08 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Ann Archy

Going? The hand basket burned up a few years ago...


20 posted on 08/20/2012 4:53:38 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: bjorn14

Africa wins again!


21 posted on 08/20/2012 4:56:05 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bjorn14

no civil rights for whites??


22 posted on 08/20/2012 5:06:20 AM PDT by dalebert
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Venturer

Hahaha


23 posted on 08/20/2012 5:38:04 AM PDT by GodfearingTexan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: bjorn14

First there was suicide by cop. Now there is suicide by airline. Diversity requirements definitely expands the options for the suicidal amongst us.


24 posted on 08/20/2012 5:42:19 AM PDT by chuckee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bjorn14
So ....

I will NOT be riding on any SAA aircraft.

25 posted on 08/20/2012 5:45:56 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MrBambaLaMamba

Yep...AWA will not be denied


26 posted on 08/20/2012 5:50:36 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: bjorn14

“bring pilot demographics in line with the country’s broader demographics”

That will build passenger confidence.

This is what happens when you “celebrate diversity” rather than celebrate excellence and competence.


27 posted on 08/20/2012 5:57:58 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bjorn14
Note:

...do not ever get on a South African Airways airplane for any reason.

28 posted on 08/20/2012 6:41:24 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bjorn14

“Freeeeeeee Nelson Mandela.........Freeeeeee Nelson Mandela.”


29 posted on 08/20/2012 6:54:17 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: blueunicorn6

I ain’t gonna play Sun City.


30 posted on 08/20/2012 6:57:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: bjorn14

To be consistent, they should also stop flying planes designed and built by white men.


31 posted on 08/20/2012 7:06:31 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bjorn14

Affirmative Action pilots. What could go wrong?


32 posted on 08/20/2012 7:22:34 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BwanaNdege
Darwin Awards should take care of the problem.

What about innocent people on the ground? They can't ditch every plane in the ocean.
33 posted on 08/20/2012 7:25:22 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: bjorn14

Well, well, well. Lets just see how long this idiot move lasts.

Betting it will change in the middle of the night sometime in the near future, with no fanfare whatsoever.

In the mean time, just get out of the way of those big things with zoom zooms on their wings when they start falling out of the sky.


34 posted on 08/20/2012 7:29:37 AM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a Hate Crime. I just Hope they don't like it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: T-Bird45

I do not care what color my pilot is. I want the best pilot up front flying me. Affirmative action on pilot selection can discriminate against the superior pilot.


35 posted on 08/20/2012 9:42:16 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson