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Wednesday, 08 July 2020

Staffer chairs USAf Employment Equity Managers Forum

TRAILBLAZER: Employment Equity Specialist Lucina Reddy (3rd from left) is the inaugural Chairperson of the Universities South Africa’s Employment Equity Managers Forum and is seen here with the Forum’s members. TRAILBLAZER: Employment Equity Specialist Lucina Reddy (3rd from left) is the inaugural Chairperson of the Universities South Africa’s Employment Equity Managers Forum and is seen here with the Forum’s members. Ilse Fredericks

Lucina Reddy, Employment Equity Specialist, was recently elected as the first Chairperson of the Universities South Africa (USAf) Employment Equity Managers Forum.

Some of the forum’s functions include consulting with relevant government departments and other stakeholders on legislative requirements and advising the Human Resources Development Forum and the Transformation Management Forum on strategies to further Employment Equity (EE) in the workplace.

Reddy will chair the forum for a period of one to two years.

“As this is the inaugural role of Chair for the Employment Equity Managers Forum (EEMF), it is an opportunity to direct the course of this important work, says Reddy of her new role. “Through this I will be able to contribute to the strategic implementation of employment equity for the Higher Educator sector.

She views this achievement as an honour and privilege for her to represent CPUT in this space and to share with the wider community some of the innovative work that the university has undertaken in the EE field. “It is also an opportunity to share best practices developed through the EEMF which can enhance the EE portfolio at CPUT” she adds.

She says she is grateful to CPUT for the opportunity as the new role will assist her to further develop her leadership skills and broaden her understanding of strategic national frameworks.

“The Forum also provides me with an opportunity to coach and mentor as well be mentored by colleagues and specialists in the field of EE.”

Reddy concludes that this role will also afford her the opportunity to think about ways she can contribute to other national Employment Equity spaces.

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za