Employment Equity

Resilience is our capacity to recover from difficulties, our ability to bounce back from the problems we face. Psychologists are encouraging adults to foster resilience in children, as well as in themselves. 

 

The Employment Equity Amendment Bill (Bill), 2018 amends specific provisions of the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 (EEA). 

 

 

The employment equity and work opportunity targets for people with disabilities should increase to at least seven per cent by 2030 according to the Department of Social Development’s White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The employment equity and work opportunity targets for people with disabilities should increase to at least seven per cent by 2030 according to the Department of Social Development’s White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The World Economic Forum’s most recent Global Gender Gap Report concludes that the gender gap in pay, participation and leadership is widening for the first time since 2006 after a decade of slow but steady progress.

South Africa’s Employment Equity Act (EEA) contains a number of anti-discrimination provisions, as well as mechanisms for employers to collect, analyse, plan and report on employment equity information.

When Stephen Hawking passed away last week, the world lost an incredible human being, someone who was able to look past his physical limitations and become one of the great thinkers of our time.

A mere 5% of people with disabilities have a matric according to Progression’s statistics. In addition, persons with disabilities make up less than 1% of the reported workforce. It is estimated that around 95% of persons with disabilities are unemployed.

With many companies striving towards diversifying their workforce, people with disabilities are becoming increasingly integrated into organisations. Yet despite these efforts, workplaces remain largely inaccessible to people with disabilities, with physical and attitudinal barriers still presenting a major challenge.

The Department of Labour has advised companies to ensure that they have proper employment equity (EE) plans in place, this as currently proposed amendments to equity legislation will tie state contracts to compliance with legislation.

While some steps have been made towards integrating women into the workforce African women still face many barriers to obtaining decent employment.

The 17th Annual Report of the Commission for Employment Equity indicates 68.5% of top management positions at South African companies are still occupied by white South Africans.

South African employers are not only heeding legislation that governs the treatment of employees with disabilities, but are also taking advantage of skills development related tax rebates and the advantages of learnerships designed to boost HR capacity.

When a person has a disability it does not mean that they are not able to perform a task or do a specific job.

Employment Equity requires companies to bring about change in leadership particularly at the higher levels of management where male dominance continues to maintain control

Accommodating people with disabilities in the workplace has been a slow process and greater effort should be made to develop a more diverse, inclusive workforce in South Africa.

The Department of Labour’s Employment Equity (EE) Directorate will conduct roadshows to strengthen EE implementation and compliance mechanisms next week in Polokwane and Bloemfontein.

Gender diversity is critical to sustaining business performance in the modern business environment.

Does your business comply with the employment equity legislation? Join the Employment Equity Compliance Conference 2016 and learn how to implement these policies in the workplace.

In the Global Gender Gap Index, which measures different aspects of gender based inequality, South Africa ranks 18th out of 142 countries.

Improving societal and work parity between men and women in South Africa will realise substantial economic benefits, but deep-rooted negative attitudes and behaviours towards women must first be addressed.

There has been an increase in the demand for people with disabilities (PWDs) in the workplace.

Gender diversity is a key selling point for companies that want to attract top talent and boost their bottom line, yet a recent study shows gender advancement in South Africa has deteriorated over the past decade.

While legislation has been passed to push for more employment of women in the workplace, it appears South Africa is lagging when compared to its counterparts, said Sean Jones CEO of black empowerment artisan training company, Artisan Training Institute (ATI).

Days before International Women’s Day last week, Germany passed a law obligating some of Europe’s biggest companies to have women occupying 30% of their top jobs by next year. In doing so, Germany joined the ranks of several other countries introducing gender quotas in senior echelons.

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