Tabea Kabinde - head of the Commission for Employment Equity (CEE) - has asked the Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi to force government not to do business with big corporates if they continue to exclude black people in top management positions in their companies.
Kabinde made a call to Nxesi following the launch of the annual report for the Commission for Employment Equity which details worryingly low figures of black people, including women, holding top management positions in big corporates in the country.
On Tuesday, Kabinde revealed that economically active black people constituted 78% of the population while equally active white people only made up 9% of the population.
The commission, however, found that the representation of black people in top management level constitutes 15%, while they constitute 79% of the economically active population.
According to the commission - a total number of 66.5% of top management positions in most companies in the country are still held by white people.