What is an employment equity committee?

Did you know that employers with 50 or more employees will need to establish an Employment Equity & Training Committee?

The selection of an Employment Equity Committee is a critical step towards implementing the Act. The primary role of this committee is to ensure that the organisation is meeting its Employment Equity requirements by drafting the organisation’s EE plan and providing its effective implementation.

The Employment Equity Committee should comprise out of the following representatives:

Employer Representative

Employee Representative

Union Representative (where applicable)


What is the role of an Employment Equity Training committee?

The role of the training committee is to Consult on training priorities and needs and agree on interventions that address these priorities and needs. To represent, communicate with and gather feedback from employees and other stakeholders on skills development matters.


What are the functions of a Training Committee?

Consult on Skills Development issues.

Evaluate on Skills Development needs.

Implementation on monitoring of the Workplace Skills Plan.

Implementation on monitoring of the Employment Equity Plan.


What is the primary purpose of the Employment Equity Act?

The purpose of the Employment Equity Act is to promote equal opportunity and fair treatment in employment through the elimination of unfair discrimination.

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