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nxesiBL Premium reports that Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) Minister Thulas Nxesi gave an assurance on Wednesday the revised draft employment equity regulations under the Employment Equity Amendment Act would be released for a second round of public comments.

The Act empowers the minister to regulate sector-specific employment equity targets and to prescribe demographic targets for employers with more than 50 employees. The aim is to ensure the equitable representation of suitably qualified people from designated groups. The act stipulates that an employment equity compliance certificate will be a prerequisite for doing business with any organ of state and securing state contracts. Nxesi told parliament’s labour committee his department and the Commission for Employment Equity is fine-tuning draft regulations on proposed sector-numerical employment equity targets on the basis of public comments received from stakeholders. “Once that process is completed the revised draft employment equity regulations will once again be published for further comments. The comments and proposals that are consistent with what the constitution instructs us to do, will be carried through to the final employment equity regulations,” he indicated. Thembinkosi Mkalipi, the DEL’s chief director of labour relations, told MPs the final regulations would be promulgated only once President Cyril Ramaphosa had determined the commencement date of the Act.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Linda Ensor at BusinessLive (subscriber access only)

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