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TRENDING TOPIC: GOVERNMENT TO UP THE ANTE ON EMPLOYMENT EQUITY

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TRENDING TOPIC: GOVERNMENT TO UP THE ANTE ON EMPLOYMENT EQUITY
In the week, the Department of Labour (DoL) released findings of the 17th Annual Report on Employment Equity (EE). The DoL says that although much progress has been made to regress the past, it is time to up the ante against the significant amount of companies who still do not comply with the EE Act. The report shows that JSE listed companies account for more than 50% of companies that have received fines for non-compliance. It also indicates that 68.5% of top management positions at South African companies are occupied by white people.

More notable findings from the report include:

  • Males occupy 78% of top management positions
  • Whites occupy 76.6% of top management positions in the Western Cape, 72.1% in the Free State and 72% in the Eastern Cape
  • Whites occupy 72% of top management and 63.4% of senior management positions in the private sector
  • 2% of positions at unskilled level are occupied by Africans; whites occupy 1.2%

Click here to read the report’s executive summary
Click here to view the Code of Good Practice on the Preparation, Implementation and Monitoring of the EE Plan (published by DoL as Government Gazette on 28 April 2017).

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