AT A GLANCE: When it comes to the most women in parliament, SA ranks number 10

We need more women in the workforce
We need more women in the workforce

Women make up 51% of the country's population, however they are still under-represented in positions of power and authority in the workplace. According to a report summary in Stats SA, the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill in particular calls for 50 percent representation in decision-making positions, but only 44 percent of women are included in the entire workforce, and the number was the same in September 2002. 

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