White Male Still Dominate Top Management Jobs – Department Of Labour


The Department of Labour issued a report on top management jobs wailing that white male still dominate SA top management job profiles.

According to the department, over 70 percent of top management jobs in the Eastern Cape are occupied by white males.

The information on top management jobs is a follow up to a recent Employment Equity report issued by Labour Minister, Mildred Oliphant.

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Presenting the latest information, the Assistant Director for policy development in the Department of Labour Innocent Makwarela, disclosed that just 18 percent of Africans are in top management positions.

Makwarela indicated that the figures for qualified Africans stood at 59.6 percent in 2014 and had increased to 76 percent in 2015.

“Why don’t we see these people in top management positions?” he asked.

Labour department is currently on its annual employment equity workshops. The essence is to create awareness on compliance with the Employment Equity Act.

Already, workshops have been held in Rustenburg, Kimberley, Polokwane, Bloemfontein, Pietermaritzburg and Durban.

Two workshops will be held on 12 and 13 September in George and Cape Town, Western Cape.

Meanwhile, the Department of Trade and Industry said the campaign to inform the public of the Broad–Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Amendment Act is progressing fine.

Speaking, Busisiwe Ngwenya, the Director responsible for Compliance at the B-BBEE Commission argued that the campaign is an important tool in empowering the society.

“Economic growth, development and B-BBEE are complementary and related processes. Government’s approach is that B-BBEE must be an inclusive process and not an exclusive one.

No economy can grow by excluding any part of its people and an economy that is not growing cannot integrate all of its citizens in a meaningful way,” Ngwenya remarked.

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She added that the successful implementation of the B-BBEE Act and the transformation of the South African economy depend on comprehending the objectives of the empowerment legislation by all sectors of the society.