Training workshop on the Implementation of the Employment Equity Act as amended

Plans, Committees, Meetings and Reports

19 April 2023: Birchwood Hotel: Boksburg

The imminent implementation of the Employment Equity Amendment Act, on 1 September 2023, signals a more aggressive approach to transformation which focuses on enforcement measures as well as sectoral targets being introduced.  The most notable amendments to be introduced by the amendment Act include the following:

  • Deletion of part of the current definition of “designated employer”
  • The ability of the Minister of Employment and Labour to identify national economic sectors and set numerical targets
  • The introduction of criteria to be met by the employer in order for certificates of compliance to be issued by Department of Employment and Labour

It is essential for employers to familiarise themselves with the amendments to the Employment Equity Act, as failure to comply upon their enactment may result in grueling labour inspector audits or hefty fines imposed by the Labour Court. 

The deadline for manual submissions is 1 October 2023.  To learn more about the Employment Equity Act and its impact on your business, book your place on our workshop, Effective Implementation of the Employment Equity Act being held on 19 April 2023.  Alternatively, email us to discuss in-house training options with regard to plans, committee establishment and the scheduling of committee meetings and what is required of them: Gordon at gordon@gordonangus.co.za or Gia at gia@gordonangus.co.za or Chris at chris@gordonangus.co.za

Course Programme:

  • Chapter I:
  • Purpose of the EEA
  • Application: Who does the EEA apply to?
  • Important definitions of words and phrase
  • Chapter II: The prohibition of unfair discrimination
  • Chapter III: Affirmative action and the duties of Designated Employers
  • Enforcement of the Act, plans, committees and meetings
  • A walk-through the EEA Regulations and Forms and commentary on new amendments

Presenters:

The course will be facilitated by Gordon Angus, Gia Freese and Chris Botha.  Gordon has 20 years’ experience in industrial relations and has successfully guided many companies with their employment equity needs and obligations over the years.  Gia graduated from Rhodes University with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws and appeared on the Faculty of Law Dean’s List for Academic Merit in 2014 and 2015.  Prior to joining GA&A Gia completed her articles and gained post article experience at Dockrat Incorporated Attorneys where she worked in Commercial and Civil Litigation, Administration of Deceased Estates and found her general aptitude and strengths in Labour Law.  Gia worked closely with labour advocates and trade unions and was involved in numerous labour disputes from inception at CCMA level and progressing through the judicial system to the Constitutional Court.  Chris completed his LLB degree at the North-West University – Potchefstroom in 2017 and started working at one of the largest labour consultancies in the country where he broadened his knowledge and expertise in Labour Law.  Chris completed his Structured Course Work at the School for Legal Practice, obtained a certificate in Advanced Trial Advocacy to effectively prepare witnesses, lead evidence and cross-examine his opponents in technical matters.  Chris joined Gordon Angus & Associates in 2022 and has been living out his passion for Employment Law for almost 5 years.

Date, Venue and Times:

  • Wednesday, 19 April 2023
  • OR Tambo Conference Centre, Birchwood Hotel, Viewpoint Road, Boksburg. 
  • Registration: 08h00 to 08h30
  • Start:   08h30
  • Finish:  16h00

Fee per delegate:

(inclusive of lunch, a comprehensive course pack, a copy of the Act, Amendment Bill and all Employment Equity Forms and Regulations)

Members of the Public           R3 816 ex vat  R4388.40 inc vat

To Book:

To make a booking, please send an email to gordon@gordonangus.co.za or laurel@gordonangus.co.za