Over the past few days, we’ve been accused of racist employment practices. We’d like to state the facts:
- Like all South African companies, Woolworths has a role to play in transformation. For this reason, SOME positions (where there is under-representation) are designated for EE groups.
- The designated groups are Blacks, Coloureds, Indians, women and people with disability.
- As per the Employment Equity Act of 1998, Woolworths is expected, like all SA companies with more than 50 employees, to plan our workforce by race, gender and disability.
- Our workforce is diverse and includes people of all races (Black, White, Coloured, Indian), gender and disability.
We appreciate the value diversity brings to our business and the need to contribute to levelling the playing fields for certain groups of South Africa's population.