New gender equality bill for South Africa
The South African Minister for Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities, Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya, is confident that a new gender equality bill, which should come into effect by the end of next year, will go a long way to achieving greater gender parity in the country.
"The Gender Equality Bill will be an overarching piece of legislation that is going to ensure that we address the challenges that women face in the country. I believe that it will be a tool that will ensure that we build on what has been achieved thus far," she said.
While strides have been made in various sectors, men still occupy top management positions in the private sector at 63 percent while African women are at less than 3 percent and coloured and Indian women at 1 percent each.
Analysis of various studies available indicate that if South Africa was to continue at the current pace of transformation, it will take almost 40 years to attain 50-50 gender parity.
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