oa South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences - An analysis of affirmative action in a South African public sector department
|Article Title||An analysis of affirmative action in a South African public sector department|
|© Publisher:||University of Pretoria|
|Journal||South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Human Resources Management, University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Mar 2001|
|Pages||118 - 132|
|Keyword(s)||Affirmative action, Affirmative action process, Economics, Employees, Employment equity, J 53, JEL, Perceptions, Public administration, Public sector, Public sector departments, Race distribution and Transformation|
ISI Social Science
The South African labour market is characterised by a diversity of ethnic and cultural groups. The public sector is experiencing pressure from social, economic, political and legislative circles to make the workplace more representative of the population. This study investigated the affirmative action process in a national public sector department in terms of its employees' perceptions of that process. A questionnaire was developed and used as measuring instrument on a random sample of the department's employee population. Results show that the affirmative action process did influence employees' perceptions of their working life and career, and that the majority of respondents perceived the affirmative action process not to be successful.
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