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Only one female CEO out of SA's top 40 listed companies - survey

Among South Africa's top 40 companies listed on the JSE, there is just one led by a female CEO, according to a study by executive recruitment firm Jack Hammer.

Jack Hammer CEO Debbie Goodman-Bhyat says that gender disparities persist at executive levels across different industries.

Goodman explains that this is in line with the global trend.

However, she says that corporates do make an effort to seek out black female executives, but are confronted with a skills-shortage and inequality at senior levels.

At least 70% of the available pool of executive candidates are men, leaving less than 30% of females eligible for the same positions.

While the opportunities are there, the candidate pool is very disproportionate.

Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, CEO of Jack Hammer

Debbie Goodman-Bhyat says companies are beginning to challenge their unconscious bias towards gender issues and unpack the complexities of workplace transformation.

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Radebe reassures and congratulates SA over dodging junk status

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Govt needs to rethink '16 Days' campaign, says professor

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Blocked intersections a serious problem, says City

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A stretch of road that should take drivers 3 minutes can turn into a half hour crawl because of motorists who block intersections.

New child passports in lieu of unabridged birth certificate next year

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Minimum wage will apply to foreign nationals, says Ramaphosa

Minimum wage will apply to foreign nationals, says Ramaphosa

Once an agreement has been reached on the minimum wage figure, it will have an effect on every worker in SA, says Deputy Pres.