Effective Implementation of the Employment Equity Act: Plans, Committees, Meetings and Reports

The Minister of Employment and Labour, Mr Thulas Nxesi, has recently expressed grave concerns about the rate of transformation in South African workplaces.  This concern has motivated him to fast track the amendment of the Employment Equity Act, noting that the amendment bill was submitted for parliamentary consideration during the last administration and that the amendments are at an advanced stage. These amendments signal a more aggressive approach to transformation which focus on enforcement measures as well as propose that sectoral targets be introduced. 

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. 

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.

 Course Programme:

• Chapter I:

o Purpose of the EEA

o Application: Who does the EEA apply to?

o 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 and proposed amendments


The course will be facilitated by Gordon Angus, Chloe Hoffmann and Gia Freese. Gordon has over 16 years’ experience in industrial relations and has successfully guided many companies with their employment equity needs and obligations over the years. Chloe received her Bachelor of Arts degree and LLB with distinction from Rhodes University and, thereafter, went on to complete a Master’s of Law degree at Wits University, which she received Cum Laude in 2016.  Chloe completed her articles at the Wits Law Clinic, where she worked closely with labour attorneys and gained invaluable experience in labour law and representing clients in labour disputes.  Gia has travelled and lived in Zimbabwe and Botswana before settling in South Africa where she pursued a degree in Law at Rhodes University. Gia graduated from Rhodes University with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws. 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.

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