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The latest report from the Employment Equity Commission shows that not only have companies been slow in implementing affirmative action measures in the workplace, but the representation of black people has actually gone down.
Wathinti' abafazi wathint' imbokodo reverberated at the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria, as women ambassadors and high commissioners gathered to celebrate International Women's Day.
Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has called for
greater equality between men and women, and said women should be
vigilant about gains made so far.
Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana has commended employers who submitted their Employment Equity Reports which were due on the first of October.
The Labour Minister has reminded all designated employers to submit their latest employment equity reports on October 1st.
Primedia's outdoor division is committed to an Employment Equity strategy that management believe is an investment in its people and its future success.
Affirmative Action through Employment Equity is essential to eradicate the effects of discrimination and bring the majority into the economy, argues Loyiso Mbabane, Senior Lecturer at the UCT Graduate School of Business.
While fines for failing to comply with the Employment Equity Act are harsh on paper, in practice no companies have ever been fined. Now it seems that's about to change.
The National Economic Development and Labour Council's Growth and Development Task Team, have embarked on a nationwide road show campaign aimed at increasing awareness around Employment Equity issues.
Nedlac will be running a national roadshow during July and August to raise awareness on the importance of employment equity.
Read the full speech made by Minister Membathisi Mdladlana at the release of the Commission for Employment Equity's report on the 13th July 2004.
The Minister of Labour has issued a strong warning to those employers who refuse to comply with procedural requirements of the Employment Equity Act.