Draft Employment Equity Regulations 2023

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Submissions are now closed (since 11 June 2023)

The Department of Employment and Labour has published the Draft Employment Equity Regulations 2023, and is asking you to comment.

Comments can be emailed to Innocent Makwarela at innocent.makwarela@labour,gov.za, Christina Lehlokoa at [email protected] or Jullian Mohale at [email protected] by no later than Sunday, 11 June 2023.

Employment Equity Amendment Act 4 of 2022  (Bill as processed in Parliament)

Summary of Act  (Via Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)


The new section 15A introduces sectoral numerical targets. The purpose of this addition is to ensure the equitable representation of people from designated groups (historically disadvantaged groups of people based on race, gender, and disability) at all occupational levels in the workforce. The amendment empowers the Minister of Employment and Labour (Minister) to identify national economic sectors for purposes of the administration of the EEA and set numerical targets for each such sector.