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Women’s representativeness in the South African public service.

Show simple item record Kahn S.B. Louw, V.N. 2018-12-13T12:08:33Z 2018-12-13T12:08:33Z 2011
dc.identifier.citation Kahn,S.B and Louw, V.N. 2011. Women’s representativeness in the South African public service. Journal of Public Administration , Vol. 46 (1). p. 669 - 682 en
dc.identifier.issn 0036-0767
dc.description.abstract This article examines the extent to which women were represented within senior management services (SMS) in the South African public service during 1999 to 2009. Statistics from quantitative research were used to determine whether women benefited from the equality and equity provided by the government. The results suggest that it will take considerable time for women to reach equality with men as top executives, since the government’s target of 50% women’s representation at SMS by 31 March 2009 was not achieved, although women comprise 52.76% of the working population of South Africa. The South African public service achieved 34.87% women’s representation at SMS, which was a slowdown in women’s advancement at a rate of 1.11% per year from 2005 to 2009. Women’s representation would not only bring about substantive equality and equity in the South African public service, but would also permit women equal access to the government’s decision-making processes. It is suggested that women be given more advancement opportunities, which would allow them to achieve representation and self-actualisation. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher SAAPAM en
dc.subject Women en
dc.subject Representativeness en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.subject Public Sector en
dc.subject Public Service en
dc.title Women’s representativeness in the South African public service. en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Public Administration en

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