There has been an 8% increase in BEE appointments last year, building on the 10% increase registered in 2016.
This is according to Jack Hammer CEO Debbie Goodman-Bhyat.
In total, Employment Equity placements stood at 56% in 2017.
This is up from 48.4% in 2016 and 39% in 2015.
Appointments of black women made up 25% of total appointments in 2017.
This is up from 13% in 2016.
Appointments of women, in general, made up 38% of total appointments.
Last year the figure stood at 32%.
Appointments of foreign nationals made up 3% of total appointments.
This is down from 6.5% in 2016.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Goodman-Bhyat.
For more detail; listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).
Companies are under scrutiny… There’s been a massive emphasis on employing black women…— Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, Jack Hammer
There’s a recognition that diversity helps companies to grow.— Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, Jack Hammer
The business world is an extremely emotional community… driven by sentiment...— Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, Jack Hammer
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