From News24 reader "Hoo-Kaai's Dad"
Shame, it reveals the long, uphill battle still ahead for the various nations doomed to share South Africa into the future...
Ninety-one percent of SA CEOs are white - heading of an article that not only left me perplexed but made me wonder in despair, this is the unfortunate state our beloved 16 year old democracy has presented itself to us.
Here’s a brief summary of some of the findings:
Of 269 CEO positions, blacks occupy 9% (Africans 4%; Coloureds 3%; Indians 2%) and whites 91%.
Females accounted for 3% and males 97% of 219 CFO positions. Blacks occupy 8% (Africans 2%; Coloureds 1%; Indians 5%) and whites 92%.
If these statistics don’t hit a nerve, then I don’t know. Look, let me admit my sheer ignorance towards this particular subject. Its existence of course not being foreign to me – having known this was the case; it is the severity I’ve been oblivious to.
Can this be solely attributed to blatant racism on the part of our white counterparts or is there possibly a greater and deeper reason for it, perhaps no follow through/continuation from those that are eligible?
I believe/know there’s a large group of black intelligent candidates who not only have the leadership qualities we are often crucified in lacking and as such this long awaited upsurge in black executives might remain what it is currently – a sad far reality.
What then should be done in order to ensure that we transform these shocking statistics into a positive leap for the black nation that we are?
(What the fuck is wrong with you?! Do you have any idea of the training, hard work and ability it takes to make a good CEO? Have you seen what black CEO's have done to the parastatals in South Africa, huh? You need to go back to school, learn to compose a proper letter. Just because this is a democracy doesn't give you the right to make a fool of yourself writing such shit. Do you think having a black skin is going to automatically qualify you as a captain of industry in the private sector? Moron!)