The deputy former deputy President of South Africa, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, said that government has sidelined issues of economic empowerment for women.
She elaborated by referring to a report last year published by government that looked at the place of women in the economy.
Women are at the bottom of the economy in low paying jobs and even though there is improved representation of women in big companies, we have not moved as far as we'd like to.— UN exec chair, Mlambo-Ngcuka
Access to finance continues to be a problem and the percentage of business that women get with regards to procurement, is still very little.— Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN exec chair
Speaking to Nikiwe Bikitsha (standing in for John Robbie), Mlambo-Ngcuka said policies in this regard are important and recognising that people exist. Listen to the interview here: