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

Code of Good Practice

Equal Pay/Remuneration for Work of Equal Value

1. Objectives


1.1 The objective of this Code is to provide practical guidance to employers and employees on how to apply the principle of equal pay/remuneration for work of equal value1 in their workplaces.


1.2 This Code seeks to promote the implementation of pay/remuneration equity in the workplace by employers, including the State, employees and trade unions through human resources policies, practices and job evaluation processes.


1.3 The Code further aims to encourage employers to manage their pay/remuneration policies, practices and proper consultation processes within a sound governance framework in order to drive and maximise on the principle of equal pay/remuneration for work of equal value that is fair, free from unfair discrimination and consistently applied.



1 In this Code, "work of equal value" is used to include work that is the same or substantially the same or work of equal value as referred to in section 6(4) of the Act.