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Report says SA women still earn on average 15% less for doing same jobs as men

Women in South Africa are still on average paid 15% less for the same work as their male counterparts.

This is according to the 2015 Women's Report by the South African Board for People's Practices (SABPP).

CapeTalk presenter Kieno Kammies spoke to Professor Anita Bosch from the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, the leading author of a report.

The report goes hand in hand with the 2014 changes in the Employment Equity Act that stipulate 'equal pay for equal value'. Our studies have shown that women earn, on average, much less than men. Experience is very often used as a cloak word to hide the actual reasons for certain pay discrepancies.

Professor Anita Bosch, Associate Professor at UJ

Bosch says that the report aims to inform the public about their rights and also to provide HR practitioners with information on how they can deal with pay fairness.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

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