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Minister of Transport South Africa: Dipuo Peters (Part 2)

This week we speak to Dipuo Peters, the Minister of Transport of the Republic of South Africa. We unpack some of the challenges in the transport industry affecting gender transformation and how to attract more women into this sector, particularly in leadership positions in both private and public entities. We consider the role of advocacy platforms in the transport sector like Women in Rail and South African Network for Women in Transport, women’s access to finance, flexi-time options, mentoring, the importance of adequate support structures to allow women to succeed in their choice of career, and establishing quotas to encourage more women to participate in different modes of transport (aviation, land or sea). Additionally we discuss gender equality – propelled by legislation, and women’s self-empowerment through education and up-skilling for advancement. Tune in for more…

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