Oliphant: Transforming SA just starting

2014-10-01 06:00

The revolution to transform South Africa is only just beginning and the process will require everyone working together, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

New equity rules give business 'free hand'

2014-08-08 05:00

The new employment equity regulations give employers the leeway to pay more competent and productive workers more than average ones, says a business chamber.

Google staff mostly white and male

2014-05-29 08:47

Google has released diversity data and concedes its largely white, male workforce should diversify.

Group welcomes job equity change

2014-05-27 19:47

The Centre for Constitutional Rights has welcomed the reported withdrawal of proposals regarding Employment Equity Act regulations.

Face reality about quotas - chamber

2014-04-15 16:24

It is time for the Commission for Employment Equity to stop thinking in quotas and deal with the real issues, warns a business chamber.

Employment equity report flawed - SRI

2014-04-10 07:00

The latest employment equity report is littered with mathematical and interpretational errors, claims the Solidarity Research Institute.

Zille warns on equity regulations

2014-03-24 12:09

New employment equity regulations will, if implemented, have a "profound" impact on jobs in the Western Cape, warns premier Helen Zille.

Embrace employment equity bill - BMF

2013-11-22 15:39

The Black Management Forum has urged the private sector to embrace the employment equity amendment bill.

Court challenge to prison EE policies

2013-04-26 10:38

A legal challenge of the correctional services department's transformation policies continues in the Labour Court, it was reported.

ANC says Cape is resistant to EE change

2013-04-19 17:57

ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu says sluggish transformation in the South African labour market is disheartening, while singling out the Western Cape.

Who occupies SA's top positions?

2013-04-18 15:30

A new Employment Equity Commission report shows who holds the country's senior management jobs, and highlights changes over the last decade.

Equity plan changed by wrong person

2012-11-08 16:04

The police's employment equity plan was unilaterally changed and by the wrong individual, the Johannesburg Labour Court has heard.

Busting EE myths

2012-10-08 07:29

The real battle is in the mind, says new columnist Mandi Smallhorne.

Skill, not race ensures jobs - SAIRR

2012-09-19 14:31

Educational achievement is a more important indicator of why people are employed rather than race, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

SA workplace needs more equity - Cosatu

2012-09-12 15:04

South Africa still needs more implementation of employment equity and affirmative action, says trade union federation Cosatu.

Woolworths: We do employ whites

2012-09-09 10:55

Amid calls for a boycott of Woolworths, the retailer has responded with a prominent advertisement in Sunday newspapers, defending its employment policy.

Young communists back Woolworths

2012-09-06 12:13

The Young Communist League has lauded Woolworths' efforts to comply with the Employment Equity Act and ensure its labour force is representative.

Huge fines for firms flouting transformation

2012-07-15 18:00

Businesses could pay an enormous price if they do not strictly observe affirmative action provisions, according to radical amendments to the Employment Equity Act.

BEE feels the crunch

2011-08-07 12:12

Market uncertainty fuels talk that the world is facing yet another financial crisis and reignites the debate over whether BEE deal structures are still relevant.

Most employers equity compliant

2011-07-07 15:55

Close to 80% of employers meet equity rules, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Companies should report on equity

2010-10-04 10:36

Many companies are still unaware of their reporting obligations in terms of the Employment Equity Act - and deadlines are looming.

Employment equity in business 'dismal'

2010-08-02 15:32

Businesses are performing "dismally" when it comes to implementing equality in the workplace, the Commission for Gender Equality says.

EE report slams 'unyielding' employers

2010-07-29 15:05

The Commission for Employment Equity has warned the private sector that government will be wielding a bigger stick to rectify the slow pace of workplace transformation.

Employment equity 'not looking good'

2010-07-29 09:43

There need to be drastic changes to improve employment equality in the work place and a change of mind set, says Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana.


Labour Wrap: Constitution under attack

2014-09-03 18:26

The constitution and the bodies it set up have come under attack over the past week, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Tshwane metro accused of discrimination

2014-06-05 20:00

The Tshwane metro discriminated against a white employee by denying him a position because of his race, trade union Solidarity says.

EE regulations change gets chambers' nod

2014-05-28 18:05

The Cape Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the reported withdrawal of proposals relating to regulations over the Employment Equity Act.

ANC backtracks on employment equity clause

2014-04-17 21:54

The ANC has made a submission to amend a controversial clause in draft employment equity regulations, says Western Cape leader Marius Fransman.

Cape economy needs more colour - Cosatu

2014-04-10 22:26

Whites are over-represented in senior posts in the private and public sectors in the Western Cape, says provincial Cosatu secretary Tony Ehrenreich.

Most top managers still whites - report

2014-04-10 05:30

Fewer than 20% of top management positions are occupied by black Africans, an employment equity report shows, but one researcher says it is riddled with flaws.

Changes to employment equity regulations

2014-02-28 17:30

The labour department has published the employment equity regulations for public comment and one of the key issues is the revised definition of designated groups.

Cosatu threatens employment equity strikes

2013-10-21 16:18

Following a labour court decision about employment equity, Cosatu is threatening to strike at companies which do not reflect provincial demographics.

Equity plan unfair on coloureds - report

2013-04-25 10:12

Coloured people in the Western Cape are finding it difficult to be promoted within the correctional services department, it was reported.

Equity report is flawed - union

2013-04-19 15:33

The Commission for Employment Equity's report about transformation in the workplace repeats previous errors and misrepresentations, trade union Solidarity says.

Change on cards for equity laws

2013-03-12 13:26

The draft employment equity amendment bill may soon bring far-reaching changes to align SA with international labour standards, the labour department says.

SABC denies white bias claims

2012-10-09 09:48

The SABC has dismissed a media report that it does not look after the needs of disabled staffers or blacks in junior positions.

Judgment reserved in equity case

2012-09-20 18:59

Judgment has been reserved on an application by trade union Solidarity against the SA National Blood Service for reserving jobs for certain races.

SANBS in line with equity legislation

2012-09-17 17:24

The transformation strategy of the SA National Blood Services is in line with the Employment Equity Act, says CEO Loyiso Mpuntsha.

BMF rallies others to follow Woolworths

2012-09-09 16:23

The Black Management Forum says it supports Woolworths' efforts to achieve employment equity, particularly at management level.

Questions over Woolworths whistleblower

2012-09-06 14:02

The integrity of blogger Justin Harrison, who started a war of words on social networking sites on Woolworths’ allegedly racist job policies, has come under fire.

Solidarity ramps up pressure on Woolies

2012-09-06 07:51

Trade union Solidarity has launched a campaign to make Woolworths retract job advertisements it believes discriminate against whites.

Outdated figures cause equity confusion

2011-08-25 10:50

The department of mineral resources' outrage over lack of progress in mining sector transformation appears to have been based on three-year-old data.

Cosatu: Equity figures a disgrace

2011-08-04 16:23

The fact that whites still occupy 73.1% of top management positions shows the country's "abysmal" failure to transform the workplace, says Cosatu.

Controversial equity bill will change

2011-05-25 06:51

The use of national demographics to determine if a company is complying with employment equity requirements will probably be removed from proposed amendments to legislation.

Solidarity pokes holes in EE report

2010-08-05 12:29

Trade union Solidarity has poked holes in a recently released employment equity report, citing errors are rendering the report useless as a policy guidance tool.

Firms fail black youth

2010-08-01 10:51

White graduates had easier access to jobs and better chances of promotion, according to the 10th annual employment equity report.

'White males still dominate'

2010-07-29 12:32

White men continue to be recruited, trained and promoted more than anybody else, according to the tenth annual employment equity report.

Workplaces face drastic changes

2010-07-28 23:22

Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana has promised "dramatic and drastic" action to improve employment equality in workplaces.

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