29 November 2018
The gender pay gap currently sits at 20%, according to the 2018/2019 Global Wage Report.
The report, which covers 70 countries and about 80% of the wage employees worldwide, showed that women, on average, earn 20% less than men based on monthly earnings.
According to the report, South Africa has a mean gender pay gap of 28.6% among the 70 countries, with different economic standings.
Sierra Leone has the highest gender pay gap for monthly earnings at 46.6% followed by The Gambia at 44.3% and Pakistan at 42.9%.
The gender pay gap has been at the centre of many discussions in industries across the board.
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