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Employment Equity Act, 1998 and its Amendment Bill

South Africa Current 2012

The 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.

Issuer name

Department of Labour

Government ministry

Other

Government ministry notes

Ministry of Employment and Labour

More information

All designated employers, including those with 150 or fewer employees, have to submit annual Employment Equity reports. The Act is not, however, a major driver of comprehensive reporting.

Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

Industry scope

All/none specified

Disclosure venue

Employment Equity Report

ESG coverage- S (Social)

Employment Conditions, Policies and Practices

Status

Current

Country

South Africa

Region

Africa & Middle East

Date of publication

2012

Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Public law and regulation

Mandatory or voluntary

Mandatory

The geographical scope

National/federal

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