Most employers equity compliant

2011-07-07 15:55

Johannesburg - Nearly 80% of employers are in compliance with the Employment Equity Act, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant said on Thursday.

Of 9 468 companies inspected for employment equity compliance in the past financial year 7 449 were found to be in the clear, she said at a workshop to review the department's performance in 2010/11.

"This represents a whopping 79% compliance level," Oliphant said.

She said the department had trained 1 021 shop stewards on the Employment Equity Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.


  • pitbull - 2011-07-07 16:18

    BEE is blatantly racist against 9% minority by 91% majority. Shades of Nazism there.

  • Frungy - 2011-07-07 16:41

    ... and despite all this "transformation" there's still whining from the ANC about business being all whiteys. I mean honestly what will be enough for them? I'm guessing it's when all the whiteys are gone.

  • Taurusaurus - 2011-07-07 16:51

    But when will everyone wake up and realize that "Employment Equity" is unconstitutional, as it discriminates against applicants based on ethnicity??? It really is that simple. BEE, BEEE, AA, Employment Equity is all UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND RACIST. So there. Get over it. P.S. It is also a failed business model, because the majority of qualified applicants who get turned away, are turned away because they do not "fill the requirements of ethnicity" - so take this "employment equity" rubbish and get rid of it.

  • J T - 2011-07-08 00:01

    AA and BEE cannot be expected to be on the Law books forever and amen. A time will have to come, better sooner than later, when the expectations and saturation point of AA and BEE is or has been reached. How far is SA from that point? There has to be a timeline, otherwise its merely expedient. Why not let simple economics make the decision? Very simple: when the Job applicant applies for any advertised position he/she must put in a Tender value/quantum for the respective Job on Offer. Easy and simple: (He/she would then tender his/her proposed CTC pay level) Then we will see who is really determined to work and who really wants that specific Job on offer. It makes for very wise sense! Engineering professionals with good long experience add immense value to ANY business or entity. In turn then many more Job openings are the end result. This is common knowledge in the industry - ask any real professional. AA and BEE is becoming outmoded in the new business global paradigm. Please name me any other country where it’s democratic society practices AA and BEE! Time to revisit, re-look and modify the whole Job Allocation balance among ALL the people of SA. White males were discriminated in the past based on their ethnicity and forced into army ~ now again in the present white males are discriminated against by being blocked to get jobs - based on ethnicity. Companies will go asunder or relocate to Lesotho, Moz. Cognitive dissonance?

  • SilverSurfer - 2011-07-08 07:51

    testing, tersting, 123.

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