Pretoria – Cakes for Africa is the latest name in a race scandal issue that surfaced on the internet.
I just resigned from my work place because of the racism there, where we used separate toilets for whites and blacks @ cakes for Africa PTA
— piwe cake design (@schabang4) January 14, 2018
The successful cakes company based in Pretoria was mentioned in a tweet on Sunday by a user who alleges that the company has separate toilets for whites and black co-workers.
Cakes for Africa, however, confirmed that the toilet issue was not true and are in the process of taking legal actions.
“The allegations are not true. We are in the process of taking legal steps, and will gladly submit a formal statement once we have permission to do so” says LML Cakes
Despite the comment from Cakes for Africa, social media users have this to say:
Cakes for Africa make black employees use seperate toilets. I really LOVED their cakes. pic.twitter.com/0kunVglZKA
— Kaffrican (@KAY_LAWINSKI) January 14, 2018
Please start with Cakes of Africa in PTA…Apparently they have separate toilets for blacks and for whites
— Strong Black & Hot (@Nomtha82) January 14, 2018
Boycott Cakes “Not” for Africa, and buy your cakes from Samke MaGumede Mongoato in Mamelodi, Wysie Mmutlana in… https://t.co/ZtLbsbhTlT
— SO BEAUTIFUL (@tru_KAECY) January 16, 2018
I thought I would wake to the news of a visit to Cakes for Africa in PTA, they have separate toilets 4 blacks and whites #EFFprotest
— Strong Black & Hot (@Nomtha82) January 15, 2018
I have never heard of cakes for Africa ( they shouldn't use the word Africa, given that toilet facilities for staff are separated based on race).
I will be boycotting them. https://t.co/M5aiciW57y
— Ann Stewart (@AnnStew80289968) January 14, 2018
The way most of the people I know swear by Cakes For Africa… pic.twitter.com/p6Byuc2VvB
— Belinda R. (@DuchessBells) January 16, 2018
A professional analyst from MillionsworthPR sees the move as a backlash at the employer but believes it is an opportunity for employers to start handling employees and public relations issues more seriously than they did in the past, considering the recent incidence at H&M and Dove.