The requirements of the Employment Equity Act impose additional responsibilities on employers in South Africa. Employers that do not comply with the provisions of this act could face fines ranging from R 500 000-00 (five hundred thousand Rand) to R 900 000-00 (nine hundred thousand Rand).


The GEO assists all its members that qualify for the provisions of this act by consulting with employees and unions, conducting an analysis of the business, drawing up of an employment equity plan and submitting reports to the Director General of the Department of Labour.