Sometimes a company does something so stupefyingly outrageous that at first you cannot believe it is true. You check it’s not a smear campaign, a malevolent party trying to make it look like the company did it. Then you check it’s not an employee gone rogue, shortly to be disciplined. Namibian diversified financial services business Trustco, listed on the JSE, charged across the line of acceptable behaviour so severely last week all the checks had to be done. But it was true: Trustco published the most awfully sexist drivel I have seen. The board, currently all-male, needs a woman to join it. Not because it is embarrassing for any board to be exclusively male, or because companies should reflect the diversity of societies they operate in, or because companies with women in leadership perform better than those without. Some uppity Namibian legislators are agitating for companies to have more women board members. So Trustco published an advert on social media calling for a "broad memb...

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