Affirmative action in the workplace is critically important, and must be addressed by any organization hoping to adapt to conditions in the new South Africa. How do you promote black people and women without being patronizing or lowering standards? How can affirmative action be implemented? Will a democratic government mean the end of racism in South African organizations? Does equal treatment for men and women mean identical treatment? This study addresses these questions and is essential reading for everyone concerned with South African human resources management, strategic planning and industrial relations.