Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an assessment of employment equity, Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) and associated human resource management policies in South Africa. Polices and practices, and progress in representation of formerly disadvantaged groups are evaluated. Design/methodology/approach – The paper comprises a general review using descriptive primary and secondary data and qualitative organizational factors. Findings – The pace of representation and diversity at organisational levels is incremental rather than transformational . Conclusions for policy makers and organizational leaders are drawn, taking into consideration socio‐historical, political and demographic context of this jurisdiction. Originality/value – The paper's findings and conclusions are pertinent for public and organizational policy and practice.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal – Emerald Publishing
Published: May 3, 2011
Keywords: South Africa; Black people; Discrimination in employment; Organizational culture; Equal opportunities
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