boardroomtableMoneyweb reports that according to Dr Martin Kaggwa from the Sam Tambani Research Institute, SA’s mining sector is not doing enough to transform itself at an executive level.  

While he concedes that mining companies have spent a significant amount of money on, and are doing a lot of positive work for historically-disadvantaged communities by way of housing and providing schooling and bursaries, he says the decision makers at most mining companies remain white males.  Kaggwa adds that, although the number of women employed in the mining industry has increased, qualitative transformation of women in this sector has not taken place.  The Chamber of Mines says that it does not track the number of black people who hold executive positions among its members, but that historically disadvantaged South Africans occupy more that 40% of senior management positions and more that 50% in other management categories’ top management.  But there seems to be a discrepancy between the data, depending on who is collecting it.  “There is a very big gap between the data being produced by the companies vis-a-vis what a person can see with their eyes,” says Kaggwa


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