Clicks to award scholarships to black female students while EFF ends protests

Well being and wonder retailer Clicks met with the EFF on Thursday following a protests launched by the celebration at Clicks shops.

The celebration launched a joint assertion with the retailer indicating that the Clicks was remorseful.

“Clicks expresses its regret to all South Africans, black ladies specifically, for the racist TRESemmé advert it printed on its web sites,” the EFF stated within the assertion.

“The EFF made it clear that the times of apologies and sorry are over — and that there should be penalties for racism.”

The EFF disclosed that Clicks agreed to:

  • Withdraw all TRESemmé merchandise from all its shops and substitute them with domestically produced merchandise;
  • Donate a minimal of fifty,000 sanitary towels, 50,000 sanitisers and masks to rural and casual settlements recognized by the EFF;
  • Award scholarships to 5 college students to pursue pharmaceutical research within the subsequent educational yr — all 5 college students should be black, rural, African females, and orphaned by HIV/Aids; and
  • the EFF would in flip work with law-enforcement companies to make sure that provocateurs concerned within the vandalism of Clicks shops have been dropped at guide.

“In gentle of the above, the EFF and Clicks have put the matter in query to relaxation,” stated the celebration.

“The EFF calls off protest motion in any respect Clicks shops with fast impact. Clicks can now resume regular operations.”

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