The South African engineering sector has evolved to become more gender-balanced, as employment equity measures increasingly ensure equal opportunities for men and women.
That might be the long-term goal of the engineering sector, but it is certainly not the current reality.
In 2013, the Engineering Council of South Africa said almost 11% of the total number of engineers registered with the council were women, but that professional women engineers totalled only 4%.
Is it that women aren’t pursuing careers in engineering, or is there an underlying issue that challenges the opportunities for women to build sustainable careers in this sector?
Read it at the M&G.
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