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  • Date : 2010-02-01
  • Category : General
  • Posted by : WiEBE

South Africa is facing a critical shortage of engineering talent. As the need for engineering professionals grows, educators and industry leaders are increasingly endeavouring to attract and retain women to a traditional male career.


Women in Mining on Track to Meet Targets in South Africa

  • Date : 2010-09-16
  • Category : General
  • Posted by : WiEBE

In South Africa, legislative barriers prevented women from working underground until relatively recently. Apart from various legislation introduced in recent years to promote and ensure equity in the workplace, the South African Mining Charter has specifically tried to redress this imbalance from the past by setting a target that women should make up 10% of mining companies' total workforce by 2009.


Group Five and UJ Addressing the Scarcity of Women in Engineering and the Built Environment

  • Date : 2010-04-05
  • Category : Research
  • Posted by : WiEBE

South Africa is facing a critical shortage of engineering talent. Latest labour department figures show that the skills shortage in the industry had surpassed the 10 000 mark by the end of last year. As the need for engineering professionals grows, educators and industry leaders are increasingly endeavouring to attract and retain women to a traditional male career.


WiEBE Summit 2010

  • Date : 2010-11-09
  • Category : Awards & Events
  • Posted by : WiEBE

Goal Three of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals is the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women across the globe by 2015. The attraction, education and retention of women in science, engineering and technology are paramount to the socio-economic development of all countries.


SAWomEng Conference 2010

  • Date : 2010-07-19
  • Category : Awards & Events
  • Posted by : WiEBE

Almost all respondents reported that females were afforded the same rights, benefits and opportunities as males in their organisations, had separate facilities such as toilets and ablutions and were afforded equal advancement and promotion opportunities.


Influences on Women’s Choices of Careers in Construction: A South African Study

  • Date : 2010-07-01
  • Category : Research
  • Posted by : WiEBE

This paper analyses the factors influencing the choices of careers in construction by South African women. The literature on challenges which influence women’s choices of careers in construction was reviewed and questionnaires were conducted with multiple samples, including construction organisations, construction students and professional women working in construction.


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