Public comment on draft EE regulations

12 March 2024 | Professor Elelwani Ramugondo

Dear colleagues

Please be advised that after the proposed employment equity sectoral targets were published on 12 May 2023, the Minister of Employment and Labour republished the draft regulations on 1 February 2024 for the identified national economic sectors, allowing interested parties 90 days from publication to comment.

These sectoral target discussions started in 2018 and universities were consulted and provided feedback via communities of practice in higher education, including the Employment Equity Managers Forum and Universities South Africa (USAf). The feedback was submitted to the Department of Employment and Labour (DoEL). The university sector has reviewed the proposed published targets and in principle is in agreement with the targets.

As part of the consultation process on the draft regulations republished on 1 February 2024 the Office for Inclusivity and Change will send details of proposed amendments to these stakeholders:

  • clusters via Employment Equity Committee chairpersons
  • deans via the office of the deputy vice-chancellor for teaching and learning
  • OpsMAG via the office of the chief operating officer
  • Workplace Forum via the Employment Relations office in the Human Resources department
  • Employment Equity Forum (EEF) via the EEF chairperson’s office
  • Institutional Forum (IF) via the secretariat of the IF
  • University Human Resources Committee of UCT Council.

Members of the university community may provide written comments by Monday, 1 April 2024, via these specified stakeholders should they wish to do so. The comments received from stakeholders will be collated and submitted to the DoEL via communities of practice in higher education, including the Employment Equity Managers Forum and USAf.


Professor Elelwani Ramugondo
Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Transformation, Student Affairs and Social Responsiveness

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