Employment Equity Amendment Act

On Friday, 12 May 2023, the Minister of Employment and Labour (the Minister) published the long-promised sectoral targets.  The draft sectoral targets can be viewed here.

The draft sectoral targets follow on the President signing the Employment Equity Amendment Act, 2022 (the Amendment Act) into law on 14 April 2023.

The Amendment Act introduces

This article was written by Michelle Naidoo, director at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa

The Employment Equity Amendment Act was published on 16 January 2014.  The amendments will come into effect on a date still to be proclaimed.

The significant amendments to the Employment Equity Act are:

  1. The beneficiaries of affirmative action (designated groups) are