The figures below have been circulating on Twitter. Reporting the numbers of staff on Academic Conditions of Employment, ranks Senior Lecturer and above, they are broken down by "race" and gender (though the numbers don't add up - try it!) What is evident is that, at senior lecturer level, white women outnumber white men, and "coloured" women outnumber "coloured" men - possibly the effect of modest Employment Equity efforts - but at other ranks, and among all other groups, men continue to outnumber women (2.67 times, at the rank of full professor). When it comes to "race", the figures are stark. Read them and weep!
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