This question arises when we look at a study conducted by Anita Bosch, Professor of Human Resources Management at the University of Johannesburg. She says the South African gender pay gap is estimated, on average, to be between 15 and 17 percent. This implies that a South African woman would need to work two months more than a man to earn the equivalent salary every year.
Bosch concluded that the burden rests on human resource management practitioners to uncover potential cases of pay inequity, and to address these innovatively.
Should government step in with legislation to address this. A new female affirmative action plan?