Understanding Employment Equity

Unit Standard No. 10983


Employment Equity

  • Understand the 2014 Amendments to the Employment Equity Act and their relevance to business
  • Understand the functions and responsibilities of Employment Equity Consultation Committees
  • Know how to consult constructively with all staff on drawing up & implementing EE plans
  • Learn about South African best practice to practically implement Employment Equity plans

Members of Employment Equity Committees, Workplace Forums or Consultation Committees, senior managers, HR staff and anyone involved in drawing up or implementing Employment Equity plans for your business.


Module 1: The Employment Equity Act

  • Employment EquitySocial and Business Imperatives of EE and BEE
  • Distinguishing between Affirmative Action, Employment Equity and Diversity Management
  • The Link with Skills Development
  • Understanding the Employment Equity Act and the 2014 Amendments
  • Making sense of terminology and business requirements
  • Obligations of Designated Employers

Module 2: Understanding “Discrimination”

  • Equality in Chapter 2 of the EE Act and the SA Constitution
  • Distinguishing between Fair and Unfair discrimination
  • Direct and Indirect discrimination
  • Practical examples of grounds for discrimination
  • Discrimination vs Fairness in Wages and Job Requirements
  • Reducing Discrimination in Recruitment and Selection

Module 3: Managing Employment Equity & Planning Affirmative Action

  • The Employment Equity Committee’s roles, responsibilities and functions
  • Understanding the Consultation process
  • Conducting a Workplace Analysis
  • Distinguishing between EE issues and other company problems
  • Practical implementation of Employment Equity Plans and Qualitative Reporting
  • Reporting compliance with respect to the 2014 EEA Amendments
  • Good practice for Committee meetings and company communication
  • Benchmarking Best Practice in SA businesses

Public programme:  R2 100,00 per person.  Cost includes: Lunch and refreshments, course handouts and manual, certificates and ongoing support. Contact us for more information on group discounts or in-house training.  Participants are provided with up-to-date course manuals, examples and handouts of tools to help implement Employment Equity – such as samples Employment Equity Plans, EE Forum Constitutions and Planning Resources.


“The facilitator made everything so easy to understand and practical. She really made us feel comfortable and clarified all our questions” (HR/Training Officer)

“This course provided everything we needed as a Committee, and more. Jo’s ongoing support has also really helped us to make a difference in implementing EE in our company” (Admin Clerk)

“You guys really are the best when it comes to delivering EE training. Everyone in our group enjoyed the training immensely and is now really motivated because they understand exactly how to execute their responsibilities” (Engineer)

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