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While South Africans enjoyed a public holiday in celebration of Women's day on Tuesday, data shows that women earn less than their male counterparts for working the same jobs.

 


Once considered bad luck on board a ship, a new generation of women are challenging superstition and prejudice and asserting themselves in senior positions in the fishing sector.

 


As companies and workforces continue to grapple with the issue of return-to-work, fully work-from-home and hybrid work arrangements, care must be taken to ensure that this contemporary workplace challenge doesn’t further erode or even reverse gains made on the gender transformation front, a leadership expert warns.


Boosting female representation in South Africa’s technology-enabled sectors has been high on the agenda for years. But despite industry-wide drives to encourage girls to study STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects and work in technology, only 23% of tech jobs in South Africa are held by women.


Fluid gender definitions have interesting implications for the South African workplace. It's important to know the difference between gender and sex and the intricacies of those words in the workplace.

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