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Companies are bluntly refusing to transform: BMF

Andile Nomlala, provincial chairperson of the Black Management Forum, says bosses in the corporate sector are bluntly refusing transformation. He says there is a clear reversal in transformation compared to 2010 figures.

The Department of Labour’s 16th Commission on Employment Equity report states that 77% of all top management posts in the Western Cape are occupied by whites.

Nomlala says there is a growing trend of young white males that are getting trained to effectively become executives. He says blacks on the other hand do not occupy strategic positions and the succession plan of companies does not position them to occupy top managerial positions.

If you look at the age group of the current executives in corporate SA you find that it is people who started work about 10 -15 years ago who were trained and developed to become executives.

Andile Nomlala, Provincial Chairperson of Black Management Forum

The Department of Labour has vowed to take legal action against businesses dragging their feet to transform the workplace and Nomlala says transformation should be included in key performances of companies.

People can't argue that there isn't enough black graduates. Statistics are very clear that the number of people produced by top universities are black...

Andile Nomlala, Provincial Chairperson of Black Management Forum

A number of people who are in junior positions and middle management are blacks and there is a clear and deliberate isolation of black professionals coming through to executive positions.

Andile Nomlala, Provincial Chairperson of Black Management Forum

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