EE roadshows planned for key economic sectors

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The employment equity roadshows which are set to take place all over the country
will be sector-based with the aim of creating awareness and promoting compliance
with the
Employment Equity Act.


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A series of national road shows will run across the
country to create awareness and compliance with the implementation of the
Employment Equity Act (EEA).
This is an initiative from the Department of Labour’s (DoL) ’s ) employment equity
(EE) Directorate Unit
The workshops, which will be held under the theme: "Bridging the Equity Gap' -
begin 13 August, at Kronenburg in Paarl, Western Cape. Unique about this year’s road
shows is that these would be sector-based/or targeting specific sectors across the
country. The workshops will be held from 10h00 to 13h00.
Some of the sectors in the economy that will receive specific focus for road
shows’ presentations include: Agriculture; Catering; Community; Construction,
Electrical/Electricity; Finance; Manufacturing; Mining; Personal Services; Retail;
Social; Transport; and Wholesale.

The aim of the initiative is to create awareness on compliance with the EEA by
holding road shows that are sector based. The road shows are also intended to
encourage designated employers on successful EE reporting particularly On-Line
Reporting for the period 2013; to increase the quality of large employer EE Reports
analysed by 15% which is 5 555 in this reporting cycle from 4 831 reports analysed in
2012 reporting period; and to publicise and promote the Public Register for 2012
reporting.

The 2013 road shows are targeted at Human Resource executive and
practitioners, assigned senior EE managers/transformation managers; EE forum
members and trade unions among others.
The EE workshops will conclude on September 6 in Gauteng province.
Meanwhile, the EE reporting period start 1 September 2013. Manual submission
closes on 1 October 2013 and Online submission closes on the 15 January 2014. This
year’s reporting season will target large employers and newly designated.

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