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Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No. 55 of 1998)

Chapter I : Definitions, Purpose, Interpretation and Application

2. Purpose of this Act


The purpose of this Act is to achieve equity in the workplace by—

(a) promoting equal opportunity and fair treatment in employment through the elimination of unfair discrimination; and
(b) implementing affirmative action measures to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups, in order to ensure their equitable representation in all occupational levels in the workforce.

[Paragraph (b) amended by section 2 of Act No. 47 of 2013]