The public service has met employment equity targets for racial quotas, Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says. The government has been struggling to enforce transformation in the private sector, where the white population occupies about 72% of top management positions. According to the Commission for Employment Equity’s annual report, just more than 73% of top management positions in the public sector are occupied by the African population. More than 50% of the 192 companies that have been referred for prosecution for not complying with employment equity law are listed on the JSE. The Department of Labour has been looking to promulgate section 53 of the Employment Equity Act to prevent the offenders from doing business with the state as a countermeasure. Responding to a written question from the Freedom Front Plus, Dlodlo said on Tuesday that as at April 30 2018, the public service consisted of 1,139,715 public servants. "The public service largely mirrors th...

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