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South Africa In South Africa, gender equality has improved across educational access, health outcomes and political representation. Room for improvement still exists including closing the gender pay gap, addressing women’s higher unemployment and supporting women’s progress to higher skilled jobs. This is vital for Black African women who have the lowest rates of formal employment and the lowest earnings.

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Address key policy gaps to improve protection of the informal workforce and improve the implementation of existing gender-related commitments, legislation, and programmes.



Work with employers to promote gender-responsive workplaces and organisational cultures e.g. through gender pay gap assessments to incentivise adoption of more gender-responsive policies.

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Conduct solution-focused research on key barriers faced by the most marginalised groups of women including Black African women, women with disabilities and migrants.


South Africa Country Report

The South Africa country report covers the Manufacturing (CTFL - Clothing, Textiles, Footwear, & Leather), Wholesale and Trade, and Real Estate sectors, including sector-specific key findings and proposed policy and programmatic recommendations.





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