Culture of authenticity needed to achieve diverse workplaces

South Africa – the “Rainbow Nation”. That is the ideal that this country, in its new age, has been built on. And it’s true. South Africa is a melting pot of diverse cultures, races, ethnicities, religions, languages and backgrounds. And yet, this is still not reflected in the workplace, particularly in positions of leadership.

Diversity and inclusion continue to be top of mind for South African organisations as the country works to redress historic inequality, but progress remains slow. According to a Deloitte report, out of 26 255 researched South African companies, only 11% of top management was black African, compared to 62% white. Meanwhile, only 19.1% of directors and 29.5% of executive managers of Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed companies were women.

Read more at: the Mail & Guardian website