Communicating with diversities: female employees in the South African platinum-mining industry

Authors: Le Roux, T. and Naude, A.M.E.

Editors: Verwey, S.

https://journals.co.za/content/university-of-johannesburg

Journal: Communicare: Journal of Communication Sciences

Volume: 28

Issue: 1

Pages: 24-49

Publisher: University of Johannesburg

ISSN: 0259-0069

The South African government set mining companies the target to have women represent 10% of their workforce by 2009. Although the mining companies support the legislation, the target seems almost unreachable and the process riddled with obstacles. This article aims to investigate - within the context within which diversity relating to gender is managed within the South African platinum-mining industry - the perception of female employees on employer-employee relationships and communication management in a particular mining company. The researchers suggest some interventional steps that can be taken to accommodate female employees in the South African platinum-mining industry

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