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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

7.5 Affirmative action measures


7.5.1 An employer must implement affirmative action measures in response to barriers identified in the analysis report (EEA12) to ensure that suitably qualified people from the designated groups have equal employment opportunities and are equitably represented in all occupational levels in the workforce, including
(a) measures to identify and eliminate employment barriers that adversely affect people from designated groups, directly or indirectly.
(b) measures to further diversity and the management of diversity in the workplace.
(c) reasonable accommodation for suitably qualified people from designated groups, including for persons with disabilities.
(d) measures to recruit, promote, retain and develop people from designated groups, including skills development and skills transfer.
(e) measures that include preferential treatment, numerical goals and measures other than numerical goals, but exclude quotas or the creation of absolute barriers.


7.5.2 All corrective measures to eliminate any barriers identified during the analysis must be specified in the EE Plan.