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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).

2. Legal framework


2.1 This Code is issued in terms of section 54 of the Employment Equity Act and must be read in conjunction with the Act and other Codes issued in terms of the Act1.


2.2 The Code should also be read in conjunction with the Constitution of South Africa and all relevant legislation, including the:
2.2.1 Employment Equity Act, No. 55, of 1998;
2.2.2 Employment Equity Amendment Act, No. 47 of 2013;
2.2.3 Employment Equity Regulations of 2014 as amended;
2.2.4 Labour Relations Act, No. 66 of 1995 as amended;
2.2.5 Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No.75 of 1997 as amended;
2.2.6 Skills Development Act, No. 97 of 1998 as amended;
2.2.7 Skills Development Levies Act, No. 9 of 1999 as amended;
2.2.8 Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, No. 4 of 2000 as amended;
2.2.9 Employment Services Act, Act No. 4 of 2014 as amended; and
2.2.10 Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, No. 53 of 2003 as amended.



1 Code of Good Practice on the Integration of Employment Equity into Human Resources Policies and Practices, Code of Good Practice on the Handling of Sexual Harassment Cases; Code of Good Practice on the Employment of Persons with Disabilities and Code of Good Practice on HIV and AIDS and the World of Work; Code of Good Practice on Equal Pay/Remuneration for Work of Equal Value.