Government says it’s unacceptable that less than ten percent of pilot licence holders in the country are women.

This despite policies in place aimed at women empowerment.

The issue is being discussed at the first Global Aviation Gender Summit underway in Cape Town.

South Africa’s aviation industry has been described as painstakingly slow to transform.

Men still dominate most of the technical careers from pilots to engineers.

Government says part of the problem stems from poor gate-keeping of aviation academies.

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