Employment Equity Amendment Bill to allow state to set transformation targets

Cabinet has approved some important bills including the Employment Equity Amendment Bill, which has now been sent to Parliament.

The legislation will allow the employment and labour minister to set transformation targets in the workplace.

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Previously, the government had no real targets and the Employment Equity Act only required reasonable progress in transforming the workplace.

Clement Manyathela on the Midday Report chats to Labour Relations chief inspector Thembinkosi Mkalipi to give more insight on the matter.

The legislation will allow the minister, after consultation with a specific sector, to set up targets with the hope to fast track transformation.

Thembinkosi Mkalipi, Chief inspector - Labour Relations

Listen below to the full conversation:


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