'Manglin Pillay's removal sends a strong message that sexism is not tolerated'

The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) has terminated Manglin Pillay’s position as CEO with immediate effect.

This follows a public outrage over Pillay's comments questioning whether women are suited to high-powered careers in engineering.

Co-founder of Women in Engineering, Naadiya Moosajee says Pillay's termination will send a strong message to the industry that sexism is not tolerated.

Read: Petition calls for removal of CEO over disparaging remarks about women engineers

For everybody, it is sending a message that engineering is an industry for all and we won't tolerate anybody that says otherwise.

Naadiya Moosajee, Co-founder of Women In Engineering

I do not revel in anybody losing their job but when you are in that position of such authority and you have so much power to say anything and what you say is sexist and takes the industry backwards, that's the key problem.

Naadiya Moosajee, Co-founder of Women In Engineering

It is not just women that were aggrieved but a lot of SAICE members cancelled their membership because they just couldn't believe what he was saying.

Naadiya Moosajee, Co-founder of Women In Engineering

To hear the rest of the conversation with Naadiya Moosajee, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 'Manglin Pillay's removal sends a strong message that sexism is not tolerated'


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
'SAICE gave us the proverbial middle finger over Pillay's sexist remarks'

'SAICE gave us the proverbial middle finger over Pillay's sexist remarks'

Co-founder of Women In Engineering, Naadiya Moosajee says SAICE showed that it really doesn't care about women in engineering.

Petition calls for removal of CEO over disparaging remarks about women engineers

Petition calls for removal of CEO over disparaging remarks about women engineers

NGO WomEng is calling for CEO of Saice's Mangin Pillay's removal from his position.

[LISTEN] Do women belong in engineering? SAICE CEO seems confused

[LISTEN] Do women belong in engineering? SAICE CEO seems confused

CEO of SAICE Manglin Pillay explains his article where he said women don't belong in engineering.

[LISTEN] Banning plastic bags is possible says Manager at SASSI Pavitray Pillay

[LISTEN] Banning plastic bags is possible says Manager at SASSI Pavitray Pillay

Manager at SASSI Pavitray Pillay chats about a plastic-free SA, and how businesses have responded to phasing out plastic.

Concerns over some short listed candidates for IEC commissioner posts

Concerns over some short listed candidates for IEC commissioner posts

My Vote Counts says certain candidates that are on the short list for the new IEC commissioner have strong political affiliations.

Popular articles
How to know if your finances are on track after a lousy year

How to know if your finances are on track after a lousy year

How do you measure if you are financially on track after a lousy year?

Flooded rivers hinder search for missing people in tornado-hit KZN

Flooded rivers hinder search for missing people in tornado-hit KZN

IPSS Emergency Services spokesperson Paul Herbst says the body of a seven-year-old boy who was swept by the heavy rains was found.

Gift of the Givers' Dr Imtiaz Sooliman – angel amongst men – talks about money

Gift of the Givers' Dr Imtiaz Sooliman – angel amongst men – talks about money

"I have no desire for clothes. I have no desire for holidays. I have no desire for outings. All I see is the suffering of people…"

[Exposed] Car dealerships, banks in cahoots; you’re not always getting best deal

[Exposed] Car dealerships, banks in cahoots; you’re not always getting best deal

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler uncovered evidence of banks sending dealer principles on holidays abroad for hitting targets.