Course Overview – 2 Days

Employment Equity Committee Training is essential if you want to avoid your company being fined up to 10% of your annual turnover for not complying with the Employment Equity Act. This training programme enables managers and consultation forums to work together effectively to ensure a constructive business transformation process. This course will enable participants to:

  • Develop a common understanding of the Employment Equity and Skills Development Acts and their relevance to business in South Africa
  • Understand the functions and responsibilities of Employment Equity Consultation Committees
  • Know how to provide a meaningful contribution as members of a committee, through the understanding of essential skills required for consultation and meeting processes
  • Consult constructively with all staff on the drawing up and implementation of Employment Equity plans
  • Share information on what other South African organizations are doing to practically implement Employment Equity plans

Who should attend?

  • Employment Equity Managers,
  • HR Managers
  • Practitioners
  • Members of Employment Equity Committees, Workplace Forums, any person involved in the compilation of Employment Equity plans for the business

Course Structure


Welcome and Icebreaker

Introduction to Employment Equity in South Africa – DVD

Module 1: Overview of the Employment Equity Act

  • Understanding the Employment Equity Act
  • Purpose, interpretation and application of Employment Equity legislation
  • Skills Application: Quiz (10 min)

Tea Break

Module 2: Prohibition of unfair discrimination

  • Understanding unfair discrimination
  • Differentiation
  • Discrimination
  • Unfair discrimination
  • Direct and indirect discrimination
  • Grounds of discrimination
  • Employment applicants, work analysis and inherent requirements of the job/ job descriptions
  • Recruitment and selection
  • How the Employment Equity Legislation attempts to eliminate and prohibit unfair discrimination
  • Medical & Psychological assessments
  • Skills Application: 1. Role Play, 2. Recruitment advert application (30 min)


Module 3: Employment Equity and Affirmative action

  • Understanding Affirmative Action
  • The Equality Test (Section 9(2) of the Constitution
  • Understanding Black Empowerment
  • The duties of designated employers and voluntary compliance
  • The requirements of disclosure of information
  • Employment Equity Plans and the requirements for keeping records
  • Skills Application: Group Discussion (30 min)


Skills Application: Draft EE Workforce Profile and EEA2 and EEA4 Reporting



Welcome: Ice Breaker and Review of Day 1         

Module 4: The Employment Equity Committee/ Roles and functions

  • Roles, responsibilities and functions of the Employment Equity Committee
  • Monitoring Employment Policies, Procedures & Practices
  • Monitoring /Evaluating Implementation of EE Plan
  • Consultation
  • Identification of EE Barriers
  • Developing EE Measures
  • Benchmarking Best Practices
  • Frequency and content of Committee Meetings



Employment Equity: Committee: Roles and Functions

Role play


 Module 5:  Practical analysis of disciplinary codes, policies, EE plans and EE reports.

  • Practical analysis of disciplinary codes, policies, EE plans and EE reports.



Review and Closure

Cost per Delegate

R4000.00 excluding VAT