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CON­SIDER be­com­ing a free­lancer, and AD­DRESS the need for gender equal­ity

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“You may not al­ways have a com­fort­able life and you will not al­ways be able to solve all of the world’s prob­lems at once, but don’t ever un­der­es­ti­mate the im­por­tance you can have be­cause his­tory has shown us that courage can be con­ta­gious and hope can take on a life of its own.” - Michelle Obama, Former US First Lady

Ur­gent Need For Equal­ity

South Africa has made some progress to­wards gender equal­ity. How­ever, the equal gender rep­re­sen­ta­tion in the work­place re­mains a strug­gle – there are still not women in higher po­si­tions. A re­cent re­port done by Grant Thorn­ton proves this – only a third of se­nior po­si­tions in South Africa are oc­cu­pied by women, and 20% of the busi­nesses have no women in se­nior po­si­tions at all. Gender equal­ity is when peo­ple are treated the same, re­gard­less of their gender. Women need to be given the same treat­ment, power and op­por­tu­ni­ties as men in the work­place. There are still com­pa­nies who are un­der-pay­ing women and who don’t give them op­por­tu­ni­ties to prove them­selves. This must change.

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