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southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that according to Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo, the public service has met employment equity targets for racial quotas.  

Responding to a written question from the Freedom Front Plus, Dlodlo indicated in Parliament on Tuesday that as at 30 April 2018 the public service consisted of 1,139,715 public servants.  "The public service largely mirrors the demographics of the country and consists of an African population of 81.4% [927,446], coloured population of 8.6% [98,333], white population of 7.5% [85,422] and the Asian population of 2.5% [28,514]," Dlodlo reported.  She said employment equity targets had successfully been met in terms of race and that employment of persons with disabilities in the public service had been consistently increasing, although not satisfactorily.  "The 2% equity target in terms of disability has not been reached and is currently standing at 0.95%," she indicated.  The government has been struggling to enforce transformation in the private sector, where the white population occupies about 72% of top management positions.

  • Read this report by Bekezela Phakathi in full at BusinessLive

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