EP32: International Equal Pay Day - 18 September

Today is International Equal Pay Day, despite decades of activism, and dozens of laws on equal pay, women still earn significantly less than men do. According to the National Business Initiative women in South Africa are paid between 19% and 37% less than their male counterparts.

Tireless advocates for the rights of women - Mmbatho Mokiti and Sharon Gordon join us in studio. Mmbatho is a mathematician turned impact entrepreneur, founder of Mathemaniacs, founding member of Dream Girls, recognised as one of Mail and Guardian's Top 200 South Africans, named as one of the Millennials to look out for by Forbes Women Africa and a Mandela Washington Fellowship Young African Leader. Sharon is the fearless teller of necessary truths, driven and independent she was instrumental in running the first legal strike in South Africa. She held the position of CEO for Human Resources at Billiton Internationl, is the CEO of non profit Dignity Dreams and founder of Lola Montez. Sharon has published two books, has a column in the Saturday Star and is a regular guest on radio and television.
17 Sep 2021 English South Africa Society & Culture · Social Sciences

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