Our 1million women….(OBI 2017 Database)

  • 57{678d3d596183cabb861335b9d51dfe62c5b2c60e982e6a9a19ea9f83a253fd08} young women
  • 40.3{678d3d596183cabb861335b9d51dfe62c5b2c60e982e6a9a19ea9f83a253fd08} Women entrepreneurs and corporate women
  • 52{678d3d596183cabb861335b9d51dfe62c5b2c60e982e6a9a19ea9f83a253fd08} women from rural and informal settlements
  • 37{678d3d596183cabb861335b9d51dfe62c5b2c60e982e6a9a19ea9f83a253fd08} informal traders
  • 23{678d3d596183cabb861335b9d51dfe62c5b2c60e982e6a9a19ea9f83a253fd08} women with disabilities
  • 19.8{678d3d596183cabb861335b9d51dfe62c5b2c60e982e6a9a19ea9f83a253fd08} young women in institutions of higher learning
  • 36{678d3d596183cabb861335b9d51dfe62c5b2c60e982e6a9a19ea9f83a253fd08} Social grants beneficiaries
  • 23{678d3d596183cabb861335b9d51dfe62c5b2c60e982e6a9a19ea9f83a253fd08} unemployed graduates
multi invest

Why Women…..Economic Landscape

SA middle-income emerging market with:

  • well-developed industries
  • a stock exchange that is Africa’s largest and among the top 20 in the world

Economic growth deceleration : 2.2 in 2013; 1.5 in 2014 ; 1.3 in 2015 and 0.3 in 2016. Unemployment rate acceleration: 24.7 in 2013; 25.1 in 2014; 25.4 in 2015 and 26.7 in 2016. Unemployment, poverty, and inequality – among the highest in the world – remain a challenge. Structural constraints that also limit economic growth, are skills shortages and declining global competitiveness.

 

Unemployment; youth and women:

  • 27.1{678d3d596183cabb861335b9d51dfe62c5b2c60e982e6a9a19ea9f83a253fd08} (2016 quarter 3 est.)
  • 26.7{678d3d596183cabb861335b9d51dfe62c5b2c60e982e6a9a19ea9f83a253fd08} (2016 quarter 1 est.)
  • Youth: 54.5{678d3d596183cabb861335b9d51dfe62c5b2c60e982e6a9a19ea9f83a253fd08}official and 67.3{678d3d596183cabb861335b9d51dfe62c5b2c60e982e6a9a19ea9f83a253fd08} expanded (15-24, 2016 est.)
  • Youth: 31.2{678d3d596183cabb861335b9d51dfe62c5b2c60e982e6a9a19ea9f83a253fd08} official and 40.3{678d3d596183cabb861335b9d51dfe62c5b2c60e982e6a9a19ea9f83a253fd08} expanded (25-34, 2016 est.)

Young women also can’t access the labour market

  • Women the most affected

Focus areas for women participation

Equity

{678d3d596183cabb861335b9d51dfe62c5b2c60e982e6a9a19ea9f83a253fd08} Women’s equity

Board Participation

{678d3d596183cabb861335b9d51dfe62c5b2c60e982e6a9a19ea9f83a253fd08} women are in the board

Top Management

{678d3d596183cabb861335b9d51dfe62c5b2c60e982e6a9a19ea9f83a253fd08} women in top management

Career advancement initiatives

{678d3d596183cabb861335b9d51dfe62c5b2c60e982e6a9a19ea9f83a253fd08} women are involed

Procurement

{678d3d596183cabb861335b9d51dfe62c5b2c60e982e6a9a19ea9f83a253fd08} spent on women

Enterprise Development

{678d3d596183cabb861335b9d51dfe62c5b2c60e982e6a9a19ea9f83a253fd08} Women supported

Enterprise Supplier Development

{678d3d596183cabb861335b9d51dfe62c5b2c60e982e6a9a19ea9f83a253fd08} woman in the programme

Training and capacity building

Number of programmes