With few women on the boards of JSE-listed companies — 27 have none — a leading corporate consultancy has floated the idea of legislation to force improved gender diversity in the boardroom. 

The latest “Status of Gender on JSE-listed Boards” report shows female representation improved slightly to 35% in 2022 from 34% in 2021. In 2017, when the report was first published, female representation was at 23%. ..

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