Employment Equity Act, 1998

South Africa Current 2012

Amended in 2012, the Employment Equity Act seeks to eliminate unfair discrimination in the workplace and implement affirmative action for “designated groups”: black people, women, or people with disabilities. Annual reporting on progress is required. All designated employers, including those with 150 or fewer employees, have to submit annual Employment Equity reports. 

Scope

Social

Industry sectors covered by the instrument

All/none specified

Organizations covered by the instrument

All organizations

Type of instrument

Legislation

Mandatory or voluntary

Mandatory

The geographical scope

National/federal

Project Partners