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Employment Equity

Training and Development

This interactive course will enable all delegates to practically interpret the Employment Equity Act.  They will be able to use this training and the information as a blueprint for establishing an Employment Equity Committee and will in addition gain an understanding of the link between Employment Equity, Skills Development, B-BBEE & your organisation’s Strategic Objectives.

 The course will address frequently asked questions such as:

  • What is the purpose of the Skills Development Act?
  • How do I practically interpret the Employment Equity Act?
  • How do I develop an Employment Equity Plan and a Workplace Skills Plan?
  • What are the answers to FAQ’s around levies and learnerships?
  • What are the legal aspects I have to consider regarding recruitment?


Including January 2014 Amendments (Effective 1 August 2014)

The purpose of the Employment Equity Act, No 55 of 1998 is to achieve equity in the workplace by promoting equal opportunity and fair treatment in employment through elimination of unfair discrimination and implementing affirmative action measures to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups, in order to ensure equitable representation in all occupational categories and levels in the workforce.

Employment equity

Who should attend?

  • HR Practitioners,
  • Transformation Agents,
  • Members of Employment Equity Committee,
  • Management

Training Outline

Learning & Development in South Africa

  • What is the purpose of the Skills Development Act?
  • Skills Development Levy explained
  • Overview of the National Qualifications Framework
  • What is the purpose of a Workplace Skills Plan (WSP)?
  • FAQs related to the Skills Development Act and the Levies Act
  • BBBEE, Skills Development and your business

Employment Equity

  • Summary of the Employment Equity Act, 55 of 1998, issued in terms of Section 25(1)
  • How to develop an Employment Equity Plan
  • Definitions
  • Statutory Responsibilities – Reporting & Compliance
  • How to report on Employment Equity
  • Reporting on the Implementation of EE
  • Department of Labour EE Reporting Format
  • Setting up an Employment Equity Committee
  • Construct an EE Blueprint for your Organisation

Understanding and applying the principle of equal pay for work of equal value

  • Equal pay of equal work or value (The EEA):

Operational requirements v cultural rights and sangoma’s

Legal aspects in recruitment and selection

  • Discrimination and the right to privacy in the recruitment process.
  • Medical Testing – Section 7
  • Psychometric Testing – Section 8
  • The Right To Privacy During The Interview
  • Suitably Qualified Candidates

Religious and Gender Discrimination


REFERENCES and Further Reading


Additional Information

Course Duration: 1 Day

Presented : In-house and online



  • Comprehensive manual
  • Framed certificate of attendance
  • Notepad & Pen
  • Superior training venue with delicious lunch, teas and refreshments

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