Employment Equity Amendment Bill & Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Bill

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Submissions are now closed (since 22 January 2022)

NCOP Trade & Industry, Economic Development, Small Business, Tourism, Employment & Labour

The Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour invites you submit written comments on two Bills: Employment Equity Amendment Bill [B 14B – 2020] and Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Bill [B 21B – 2020].

Employment Equity Amendment Bill [B 14B – 2020]

The Employment Equity Amendment Bill [B 14B – 2020] seeks to amend the Employment Equity Act, 1998, so as to:
▪ amend a definition;
▪ insert certain definitions, substitute a definition and to delete a definition;
▪ provide for the Minister to identify sectoral numerical targets in order to ensure the equitable representation of suitably qualified people from designated groups;
▪ provide criteria for the Minister to issue certificates; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Bill [B 21B – 2020]

The Bill seeks to amend the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993, so as to: 
▪ amend, substitute, insert, delete and repeal certain definitions and sections;
▪ provide for matters pertaining to the Board and its members;
▪ provide for the Commissioner to perform certain functions that were previously performed by the Director-General;
▪ further provide for matters pertaining to the rehabilitation, re-integration and return to work of occupationally injured and diseased employees;
▪ regulate the use of health care services;
▪ provide for the Commissioner to review pension claims or awards;
▪ provide for administrative penalties;
▪ regulate compliance and enforcement and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Comments can be emailed to Ms Noziphiwo Dinizulu at ndinizulu@parliament.gov.za or Ms Mahdiyah Koff at mkoff@parliament.gov.za by no later than Friday, 22 January 2022.

Enquiries can be directed to Ms Noziphiwo Dinizulu on cell 083 709 8393 or Ms Mahdiyah Koff on cell 083 709 8527

The closing date for written submissions is end of business day on Friday, 22 January 2022.


Issued by Mr MI Rayi, MP, Chairperson of the Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic  Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour.