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Gender pay gap remains worse in SA's private sector, says labour law expert

5 April 2019 11:12 AM
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Employment Equity Act
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Gender pay gap
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Labour law expert Bridgette Mokoetle says legislation upheld in the Employment Equity Act is not being adequately enforced.

Labour law expert Bridgette Mokoetle says women continue to fight to close the gender wage gap in South Africa, especially in the private sector.

Mokoetle says that employees use excuses such as lack of work experience to sideline women.

She says policies such as equal pay for equal work and laws upheld in the Employment Equity Act are not being adequately enforced.

Mokoetle argues that the government must take firm action to emancipate women in the workplace and achieve true diversity and gender equality.

25 years into democracy and South Africa still faces serious gender inequality.

Bridgette Mokoetle, Director and founder - Bridgette Mokoetle Attorneys

In the private sector, the pay gap is still extremely high.

Bridgette Mokoetle, Director and founder - Bridgette Mokoetle Attorneys

The monitoring of the regulation is not as strict as in other countries.

Bridgette Mokoetle, Director and founder - Bridgette Mokoetle Attorneys

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5 April 2019 11:12 AM
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Labour law
Employment Equity Act
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Work
Gender pay gap
gender pay disparity

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