- The Department of Labour has put forward a report detailing the continued inequality among both races and sexes
- Despite enjoying over two decades of freedom, the South African work force still suffers on an uneven playing field
- Most notable were the differences in the positions African citizens occupy in comparison to white citizens
The 2018/19 Commission for Employment Equity Annual Report has revealed that top management positions in South Africa are still predominately occupied by white men.
Detailing the findings of the extensive report, the Department of Labour revealed a massive divide between those who occupy top management positions versus those who occupied unskilled positions.
White citizens were found to occupy 65.5% of top positions in private companies, while only supplying unskilled positions with 1.1% of the work force.
In a stark comparison, African citizens, who comprise the majority of the population in South Africa, were found to only occupy 15.1% of top management positions in private companies, despite providing unskilled positions with 83.7% of their candidates.
An equally disturbing find was the lack of female representation in the work force, particularly in top positions.
Below is a side-by-side comparison of each gender in top management positions in both the state and the government respectively.
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