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Title:Affirmative action and disability in South Africa
Authors:Schneider, Marguerite
Nkoli, Motsoakgomo I 'Papa'
Periodical:Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa (ISSN 0258-7696)
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:people with disabilities
affirmative action
labour law
External link:https://muse.jhu.edu/article/465460
Abstract:Disability is the Cinderella of the historically disadvantaged groups targeted by affirmative action (AA) in South Africa. The Employment Equity Act identifies people with disabilities as one of the targets of its targets. Government set the numerical goal as 2 percent - a goal not yet achieved. Within the achievements so far, the trends noted for the general population of working age hold for the disabled population of working age. Proportionately, more disabled men are employed than disabled women, more disabled white people than disabled black people, and more disabled white men in the more senior positions. The focus of the paper is thus on understanding this lag in achieving the numerical quota and how to move forward. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]