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Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, 2000 (Act No. 4 of 2000)

Regulations Relating to the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, 2000

Annexure C : Code of Practice

1. Purpose and Status of the Code

 

1.1) The code forms part of the regulations promulgated by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development in terms of section 30 of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, 2000 (Act No. 4 of 2000)(the Equality Act) and has as such the force of law.

 

1.2) The code aims to improve understanding on the Equality Act to enhance efforts for effective implementation.

 

1.3) The code also aims to give practical guidelines to assist in auditing policies and practices, developing new policies and practices and adopting action plans for the promotion and achievement of equality.

 

1.4) A failure of a person to follow the guidelines contained in this code does not in itself render such person/s liable to proceedings of any kind. Evidence of such breach may be admissible in other proceedings, for instance in an Equality Court where matters relating to unfair discrimination will be adjudicated.