This is a very topical issue that you have raised and I can understand your sense of frustration at this time, especially as you have skills and competencies that are needed in the workplace today. I would have liked some detail on your qualifications, the discipline in which you have been working as well as your experience, but in the absence of that information, let me provide a brief response.
I think that it should be stated at the outset that employment equity and affirmative action are fundamental to this country and to its growth and development and there may well be a number of people who may feel that they are being side-lined and not able to obtain gainful employment in their particular fields of interest and expertise. I can understand these feelings, but I also feel that one should remain positive under the circumstances – and ensure that one is fully prepared for the challenges and opportunities in the employment market.
It is also important that you should have a CV which highlights the specific and sought-after knowledge, skills and competencies and which emphasises the value that you feel that you will be able to bring to bear in the position for which you have applied. I think that, given your particular areas of expertise, you should emphasise these qualities when applying for a particular position.
I would like to refer you to the following websites where you will gain some insights and tips to prepare and draft, not only your CV, but also the covering letter which will accompany your CV when you apply for a position: Create a Magical CV - http://www.women24.com/CareersAndMoney/AtWork/Create-a-magical-CV-20090129 and The Perfect Cover Letter – http://www.women24.com/CareersAndMoney/AtWork/The-perfect-cover-letter-20090202.
I think that you should also make contact with one or two of the better employment agencies – and here is the important issue - especially those which specialise in your particular area of specialisation. I would like to suggest that you set up a meeting with one of the senior consultants. They will be able to provide you with information and will be able to submit your CV to suitable employers and also provide you with the necessary information that will enable you to “sparkle” at an interview.
Thirdly, given that you have specific training and development knowledge, skills and competencies, it might be appropriate to approach training organisations, again those which specialise in your areas of expertise.
This is a broad sweep through your question – please do submit another question to the website if you require any further assistance or information.
Good luck with your future endeavours!