When it comes to employment equity‚ national government departments need to play catch-up with their provincial and local government counterparts.
So do parastatals‚ according to the Institute for Race Relations (IRR)‚ where 59.4 percent top managers are black-African.
National government’s figure is worse at 54.9 percent while provincial and local government can boast 73.8 percent and 75.7 percent respectively.
“Despite the often impassioned arguments of national government leaders about the need for all aspects of South African life to achieve demographic representivity‚ it is apparent that national government is itself falling short of this outcome‚” says IRR analyst, Gabriela Mackay.
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