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How will the soon-to-be-implemented Employment Equity Amendment Bill affect your business?

How will the soon-to-be-implemented Employment Equity Amendment Bill affect your business? Bill now before Parliament; includes requirements for employee training and compliance certificates for government tenders By Triple E Training JOHANNESBURG – March 05, 2020 – South Africa is facing a double dilemma right now in terms of unemployment and skills. Firstly, we have one of the highest unemployment rates in the world, but secondly, we also rank poorly in terms of skills. The net effect is that despite this high unemployment level, companies still battle to find skilled workers. In mid-February, Cabinet gave the Employment Equity Amendment Bill of 2020 the green light for submission to Parliament. This is a crucial bill that seeks to strengthen the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 (the Act) and support efforts to eradicate the legacies of apartheid discrimination, as well as inequality in the workplace. When it becomes law, most likely in mid-2020, it will bring far-reaching conseq…