A bottom-up approach

Friday, August 28th, 2009 | Employment

The Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration, Roy Padayachie, gave the keynote address during a Public Service Innovation Conference in Cape Town yesterday.

He encouraged gender equity, but cautioned women:

“Don’t use your bottoms to get to the top”.

A stunned audience battled to hide their embarrassment – only a few managed a polite giggle.

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4 Comments to A bottom-up approach

Kathy McCabe
Friday, 28 August, 2009

?????? Relevance?

Sharon Peters
Saturday, 29 August, 2009

Ouch! Not sure this gentleman’s position would have survived the day in my world.

May I politely suggest that men not abuse the same privilege?

Sharon Hershaw
Sunday, 30 August, 2009

How ironic given the nature of the conference that he chose to reinforce an existing gender prejudice! He should be embarrassed …

Charles Pearce
Tuesday, 10 November, 2009

Most unfortunate comment from a man in his position.

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