Infographic: Women & Persons with Disabilities employment targets

On Wednesday, 12 August 2015, the Department of Public Service and Administration told MPs that departments did not meet the target for employing 50% of women and 2% of persons with disabilities in the public service sector. According to the Department’s records, employment of women at Senior Management Service level was only 40.5% against a target of 50%, and persons with disabilities was only 0.66% against a target of 2%. MPs said that this was unacceptable, with the Public Service and Administration Portfolio Committee later releasing a statement saying this failure within “government departments is holding back transformation and perpetuating injustices of the past as well as undermining years of the struggles of women emancipation”. For more stats, see the infographic below:

Women and disabilities

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