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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

Chapter VII : Promotion of Equality by the State

24. Preparation of equality plan by State

 

1) An equality plan contemplated in section 25(4)(b) of the Act must be prepared-
a) with due consideration to the provisions of section 28(3) of the Act; and
b) for a period of five years coinciding with the financial year contemplated in the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999).

 

2) In preparing an equality plan contemplated in section 25(4)(b) of the Act, a Minister must consult -
a) the Minister of Finance;
b) the Commission on Gender Equality, the Human Rights Commission, the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities and the Public Protector; and
c) the community and business sector through any means including a public hearing.

 

3) An equality plan contemplated in section 25(4)(b) of the Act must-
a) be in writing;
b) be signed by the responsible Minister; and
c) contain the following information -
i) an analysis of the areas of unfair discrimination and inequalities;
ii) the goals and objectives to be achieved;
iii) the measures to be implemented to achieve these goals and objectives;
iv) time frames for the implementation of each of the measures;
v) the mechanisms to monitor the implementation of the equality plan; and
vi) the criteria to evaluate the implementation of the equality plan;
d) within 30 days after the responsible Minister has signed it be -
i) published in the Gazette;
ii) made available on the website, if any, of the relevant department;
iii) circulated under the signature of the relevant head of the department to all its employees;
iv) submitted to the South African Human Rights Commission in an electronic format, if possible;
v) tabled in Parliament; and
vi) submitted to the Minister of Finance.