The SABPP Women’s Report 2017
Fairness in relation to women at work
This is the first year that the Women’s Report is co-sponsored by the University of Stellenbosch Business School and the University of Johannesburg. Without the financial contributions of both these institutions, the report would not reach HR practitioners and line managers, leaving a vacuum in knowledge sharing between higher education and the business world. I wish to express sincere gratitude to Prof. Daneel van Lill and Prof. Piet Naudé for entrusting me with the continuation of this project.
The annual Women’s Report is, furthermore, supported by the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) through their on-going interest in gender issues in the workplace. The SABPP remains committed to workplace equality and the advancement of evidence-based knowledge that could ultimately lead to improved representivity and increased productivity in South Africa.
CHAPTER ONE: Women in the workplace: En route to fairness?
Prof. Piet Naudé
CHAPTER TWO: Fairness in the family
Prof. Amanda Gouws
CHAPTER THREE: Rethinking women’s workplace outcomes: Structural inequality
Prof. Anita Bosch
CHAPTER FOUR: Paternity leave and the archaic gender roles entrenched in employment law
Prof. Hugo Pienaar and Ms Riola Kok
CHAPTER FIVE: Fairness as it relates to employment equity for women
Prof. Mariette Coetzee
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- Training out sexism in the workplace by Devan Moonsamy, CEO of the ICHAF Training Institute
- Public shaming of workplace harassers may force employers to stop protecting them
- What is keeping us from closing the gender gap?
- Want more women in top positions? Provide them with more flexibility at work