According to a statement released by the Department of Labour “South Africa’s pace of transformation in the labour market is moving on a stubborn path, especially at the upper levels of management, where the White group has a tight grip”.

According to the statement, very marginal gains have been made in changing the face of the South African workforce.  Of significance, the demographics did not mirror that of the country.  The converse was the case.    Whites continue to occupy top, senior and middle management levels in the majority.  Noteworthy, the public sector remains the main employer of Blacks (Africans, Coloured and Indians), whilst the private sector is the main employer for white individuals.  In addition, the representation of persons with disabilities decreased by 0.3% to 1.7% and foreign nationals had an increased representation of 5.4% within the Education sector.

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