Gender equality in South Africa

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Gender equality in South Africa


The continent: Africa
  
Iso2:ZA
  
Iso3:ZAF

For country comparisons (the table on the map) colors are used:
 
 Good performance;
 
 The average;
 
 Poor performance

Legislation in South Africa


Law mandates equal remuneration for females and males for work of equal value

1 1=yes, 0=no[?] (2015)
(descending): 1 in the world of 76 (100%); 1 in Africa from 21 (100%)

Law mandates paid or unpaid maternity leave

1 1=yes, 0=no[?] (2015)
(descending): 1 in the world of 179 (100%); 1 in Africa from 53 (100%)

Legislation exists on domestic violence

1 1=yes, 0=no[?] (2015)
(descending): 1 in the world of 139 (100%); 1 in Africa from 26 (100%)

Nondiscrimination clause mentions gender in the constitution

1 1=yes, 0=no[?] (2015)
(descending): 1 in the world of 108 (100%); 1 in Africa from 35 (100%)

Ratio of women to men in the workforce in South Africa


Labor force

20 001 038 (total)[?] (2014)
(descending): 30 in the world of 185 (84,32%); 6 in Africa from 52 (90,38%)
10,07 % (2,01 % annual) ↘
min: 11 499 668; max: 20 001 038; max-min: 8 501 370 (42,50%); mid: 15 750 353;
4 250 685 (21,25%)

Labor force

43,84 % of total labor force[?] (2014)
(descending): 101 in the world of 185 (45,95%); 34 in Africa from 52 (36,54%)
0,894 % (0,179 % annual) ↗
min: 37,55; max: 46,29; max-min: 8,74 (18,88%); mid: 41,92;
1,92 (4,38%)

Labor force

56,46 male[?] (2015)
(descending): 85 in the world of 185 (54,59%); 19 in Africa from 52 (65,38%)
1,24 % (0,247 % annual) ↘
min: 54,20; max: 62,45; max-min: 8,24 (13,20%); mid: 58,33;
-1,86 (-3,30%)

Labor force

1,30 male[?] (2015)
(descending): 85 in the world of 185 (54,59%); 19 in Africa from 52 (65,38%)
2,79 % (0,559 % annual) ↘
min: 1,18; max: 1,66; max-min: 0,479 (28,82%); mid: 1,42;
-0,126 (-9,75%)

Leadership in South Africa


Female headed households

41,90 % of households with a female head[?] (1998)
(2000) (descending): 3 in the world of 55 (96,36%); 2 in Africa from 31 (96,77%)

Female legislators, senior officials and managers

31,32 % of total[?] (2012)
(descending): 41 in the world of 78 (48,72%); 3 in Africa from 8 (75%)
5,09 % (1,02 % annual) ↘
min: 29,72; max: 33,71; max-min: 3,99 (11,83%); mid: 31,72;
-0,398 (-1,27%)

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments

41,80 %[?] (2016)
(descending): 8 in the world of 189 (96,30%); 4 in Africa from 54 (94,44%)
6,46 % (1,29 % annual) ↗
min: 2,80; max: 44,50; max-min: 41,70 (93,71%); mid: 23,65;
18,15 (43,42%)

Firms with female participation in ownership

22,60 % of firms[?] (2007)
(2010) (descending): 108 in the world of 139 (23,02%); 32 in Africa from 46 (32,61%)