The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Employment and Labour invites the public to comment on the Employment Equity Amendment Bill [B 14-2020]

The Bill seeks to amend the Employment Equity Act, 1998, so as to amend a definitions; to provide for the Minister to identify sectoral numerical targets in order to ensure the equitable representation of suitably qualified people from designated groups; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

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    The Employment Equity Amendment Bill, 2020 (‘‘the Bill’’), seeks to amend the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No. 55 of 1998) (‘‘the Act’’). The amendments have the purpose of—

    1. empowering the Minister of Labour (‘‘the Minister’’) to determine sectoral
      numerical targets for the purpose of ensuring the equitable representation of
      suitably qualified people from designated groups (blacks, women and persons
      with disabilities) at all occupational levels in the workforce;
    2. enhancing the administration of the Act, including the implementation of
      section 53 thereof, which provides for the issuing of a certificate by the
      Minister confirming an employer’s compliance with Chapter II, or Chapters II
      and III, of the Act, as the case may be, in relation to the conclusion of State
    3. removing the requirement for psychological testing and similar assessments
      of employees to be certified by the Health Professions Council of South Africa
      (‘‘the Council’’); and
    4. removing a provision empowering non-designated employers to notify the
      Director-General of the Department of Labour (‘‘the Director-General’’) that
      they intend to voluntarily comply with Chapter III of the Act as if they were
      a designated employer.


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