Unlocking the full potential of non-white male executives in South African corporations : success stories of non-white South African male executives

Botha, Mike (2014-12)

Thesis (MBA)--Stellenbosch University, 2014.


ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Coloured males in top and senior managerial positions are not advancing at the same rate as males from other races in South Africa. In reality the Commission of Employment Equity is showing a decline for Coloured males in top and senior management positions. The purpose of this study was to understand what interventions organisations can implement to increase the number of Coloured males in leadership roles as well as ensuring their loyalty at an early stage in their careers. The aim of the study was to explore the experiences of Coloured males in senior managerial roles via the use of semi structured interviews. The study highlights the earlier influences that assisted with the advancement of Coloured males, the barriers they encountered and what success factors played a role in their career ascent. A qualitative approach was employed for the collection of primary data and involved interviews with fourteen Coloured males who are in senior management roles in the corporate sphere. The study together with literature reviewed, highlights the interventions that organisations can implement to ensure that Coloured males advance at the same pace as their White counterparts. In particular these interventions if done at an early stage of the careers of Coloured males it could lead to loyalty that will ensure that this constituency stays with the organisation.

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