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

Code of Good Practice

Preparation, Implementation and Monitoring of the Employment Equity Plan (EE Plan)

1. Objective


The objective of this Code is to provide guidelines on good practice, in terms of the requirements of the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No. 55 of 1998) as amended (hereafter referred to as the Act), for the preparation, implementation and monitoring of an employment equity plan (hereafter referred to as the EE plan)

(a) This Code applies to all employers that are required to prepare and implement an EE Plan in terms of the Act.
(b) Designated employers should, in consultation with their employees, apply the guidelines as set out in this Code to prepare, implement and monitor their EE Plans.
(c) Their employment equity plans, taking into account the specific circumstances of their organization(s).
(d) An EE Plan prepared in line with this Code would enable employers to ensure that their human resource policies, procedures and practices are based on nondiscrimination and reflect employment equity principles for accessing and commencing employment, during employment and upon termination of employment.
(e) This Code is intended to guide employers in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of their EE Plans. It is intended to provide guidelines to employers to consider and apply appropriately to their circumstances.