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Shirley Mthethwa-Sommers

In: Working Women: Stories of Strife, Struggle and Survival

Chapter 7: Gender Equity in a Post-Apartheid South Africa

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Gender Equity in a Post-Apartheid South Africa
Gender equity in a post-apartheid South Africa

Post-Apartheid South Africa has made remarkable achievements in terms of gender representation in the government sector and considerable advancement in the private sector. More than 40 per cent women are members of the national parliament, which is one the highest women representation in government worldwide. According to the Nedbank Index (2006), women in the private sector constitute almost 20 per cent of executive managers and 6.2 per cent of chief executive officers and board members. Such an achievement within 12 years of democracy must be undoubtedly applauded; however, it is also important to focus the lens on how South Africa could go beyond representation to women empowerment in its quest for gender ...

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