Employment and Labour advise employers to use current employment equity legislation as reporting season opens
30 August 2023
Although President Cyril Ramaphosa on 6 April 2023 signed the amended Employment Equity Act (EEA) into law, it is not yet effective – hence employers will be expected to report on their 2023 obligations using the current legislation, Department of Employment and Labour Director of Employment Equity advised employers.
The 2023 EE reporting season opens on Friday (1 September 2023) for both manual and online reporting. In terms of reporting timeframes, the manual reporting will close on 2 October 2023 and the online reporting closes on 15 January 2024
Mamashela said tomorrow (31 August) employers will get reminders on the activation links.
“It was our intention to have the new EE amendments coming into effect from 1 September 2023, so as to allow employers reporting on the new updated reporting system. We are ready to implement the new amendments. Legally, the President is required to proclaim the effective date. The proclamation notice is still pending,” Mamashela warned.