Employment Equity


AVOID FINES of R1,5mil – R2.4 mil

The Employment Equity Commission
Affirmative Action
Being a designated employer
The Employment Equity Commission

The Department of Labour is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of Affirmative Action.

The Commission  of Employment Equity (CEE) was established in terms of section 30 of the Employment Equity Act (1998). They have put more stringent measures in place for non-compliant employers as they have to speed up the pace of transformation.

Affirmative Action

Affirmative action ensures that qualified people from designated groups have equal opportunities in the workplace.

Designated groups are blacks (Africans, Coloureds and Indians), women and people with disabilities.

Your goal as employer is to ensure that these groups are fairly represented in your organisation.

Being a designated employer

Affirmative action provisions apply to employers who employ 50 or more staff members or whose annual turnover is more than that set down in Schedule 4 of the Act (the figures vary according to the type of industry). Our EE team can assist with the following:

  • EE legislative training
  • EE analysis – to determine if you comply with the EE checklist
  • EE committee support and guidance
  • Consultation support
  • Annual EE reporting for employers that employ 150+ employees
  • Bi-annual reporting of employers that employ 50+ employees or whose annual turnover is above the threshold