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17th Cometsa PMS Lekgotla Network (Public Event)
Equal Opportunities & Employment Equity Network (EOEEN): Employment Equity (EE) is without doubt one of the many strategic competences for the employing organizations in South Africa. Compliance with Employment Equity by the designated employing organizations is a mandatory condition for doing business in the country. It is crucial that the company understands the historical perspective of Employment Equity, and the prior initiatives like Black Advancement Programmes, even though they were not legislated. This historical perspective anchors Employment Equity in the centre of the economic struggles of the South African blue collar and white collar workers. We cannot forget and wish away the inequalities of the past that led to the introduction of a stream of interventions like Employment Equity Act, Skills Development Act, Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment, Diversity Management & Inclusion, etc.
South Africa did not introduce Employment Equity simply because black people needed to catch up with their fellow privileged white and male economic players. Employment Equity is also economic imperative. We cannot have the majority of our people, most of whom are black and women, sitting on the sidelines as consumer. For the country to grow the economy, we need an intervention like Employment Equity to enable the active participation of blacks and women at all the levels and in all categories of employment, in all sectors of the South African economy.
The Equal Opportunities & Employment Equity Network (EOEEN) facilitates ongoing dialogues the Lekgotla Way to educate and empower the members of the society.
Region: Gauteng Province, South Africa
Date: Saturday, 20th July 2019
Time: 08h00 - 16h00 (including lunch