Time for quotas to chisel away rock of institutional racism

New report shows private sector has made little or no progress with employment equity in a decade

Five years ago a large JSE-listed company asked me to help it develop an employment equity strategy. It soon became clear that this would be a difficult assignment. The first thing I noticed was the underrepresentation of black women. When I interviewed the head of human resources, she replied: “African women think this is a glamorous job.”..

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