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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)

7. Developing the EE Plan

7.2 Duration of EE Plan


An employer should take the following into consideration when determining the duration of an EE Plan:

(a) the EE Plan must not be shorter than one year and not longer than five years.
(b) workforce size.
(c) nature and location of workplace, including geographic spread.
(d) the time needed to implement affirmative measures to achieve numerical and non-numerical goals as outlined in the EE Plan.
(e) the start and end date of the EE Plan must be specific in terms of the day, month and the year.
(f) An employer’s business/strategic plan.