Labour Ministry speaks out on slow pace of transformation in the labour market

The Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant spoke out about South Africa’s slow pace of transformation in the labour market on Monday.

Minister Oliphant said that the country’s transformation in upper levels of management was moving at a snail's pace, and the white population still has a tight grip.

CapeTalk’s Koketso Sachane (standing in for John Maytham) spoke to Mohale Ralebitso, Black Business Council CEO about the Minister’s statement.

The Minister hit the nail on the head in speaking to stubbornness of lack as far as transformation is concerned, particularly in the upper echelon of the industry and that needs to change.

Mohale Ralebitso, Black Business Council CEO

It needs to change with urgency and if there is no compliance with the voluntary approach whereby companies are able to submit their employment equity plan and measure themselves in relation to their movements we have to move to a different regime where compliance is mandatory …

Mohale Ralebitso, Black Business Council CEO
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