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equalopportunityBusinessLive reports that the Commission for Employment Equity (CEE) has expressed concern about the exclusion of people with disabilities from top management positions.

The CEE’s 24th report indicates that employees with disabilities have a low representation at the top management level. Only 1.8% of top management is made up of employees with disabilities and significant efforts are still needed to enhance their representation both within government and the private sector at that level. “Of relevance and great concern to the Commission for Employment Equity is the low representation of employees with disabilities across all occupational levels in all the economic sectors. There appears to be unwritten quotas in the representation of employees with disabilities to either keep them at approximately 1% representation across occupational levels and even worse, as an overall representation of the total workforce in both the private and public sectors,” the report indicates. The report also highlights that managerial positions, especially in the private sector, remain predominately occupied by white people. This trend shows the white population is over-represented, followed by Indians, while African and coloured people are primarily occupying positions from professionally qualified, middle-management levels and below. The report notes that progress in transforming the labour market has been extremely sluggish. It underscores that there has not been substantial advancement in achieving fair representation of all designated groups across various job levels, particularly in senior management positions across all sectors of the economy.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Noxolo Majavu at BusinessLive

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