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South Africa: New draft regulations dealing with employment equity sectoral numerical targets released

2 February 2024
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  • On 1 February 2024, the South African Minister of Employment and Labour published new draft regulations dealing with the proposed sectoral numerical targets contemplated in section 15A of the Employment Equity Act.  
  • The publication of these new regulations follows the flurry of public comment and debate that surrounded the previous draft of the regulations, which was released in May last year (May 2023 Regulations), and the agreement subsequently signed between the South African Government and trade union, Solidarity.  
  • This article provides a comparison between the new draft regulations the May 2023 Regulations and highlights potential impacts on employers.