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newsTimeslive reports that South African businesses were lashed on Thursday for overlooking black and female candidates in training and promotions.  

Commenting on the Commission for Employment Equity’s (CEE’s) latest report measuring the degree of transformation in the 20 years since the promulgation of the Employment Equity Act‚ chairperson Tabea Kabinde said:  "There is simply no real ‘political will and commitment’ to transform.”  During the 2017 employment equity reporting cycle‚ 27‚163 employment equity reports were submitted by designated employers‚ representing just over 7-million employees.  In terms of race‚ Kabinde said the biggest shift from the white population to the black population‚ in particular the Indian population‚ had been at the top and senior management levels.  The white population at top management level decreased by 20%, whilst at senior management level a 24.9% decrease was noted.  “This represents around a 1% increase of the black population year on year and is considered to be a very slow rate of transformation‚” Kabinde observed.  She added:  “The picture in terms of gender remains particularly discouraging.”  Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant‚ in a prepared speech for the release of the Employment Equity Report‚ signalled that government now favoured a punitive approach to enforce transformation.

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