Wednesday, June 19, 2019

"Quota would be a good idea", Leonard Macakathi from Commission for Gender Equality says.

Today we had Leonard Macakathi from the Commission for Gender Equality on the show. He spoke about his work as an education officer on the commission and on what has te be done in the nation. 

While South Africa is in the top twenty of best countries in regards to Gender Equality, the country has a lot of work concerning the Gender Payment Gap. Women in SA earn about 28% less then a man in the same job, that is one of the highest percentages in the world. Leonard said it would be a good idea to have quota, that is the fixed implemented percentage of how many women or men you have to have in parliament, the board of your company, ...

People that feel discriminated against based on their gender in their working, family, ... environment can always file a complaint with the commission. Their investigation is free of charge. More information here.

Text and pictures by Dries Hiroux

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