The completion and submitting of these reports do not fall under the services we render, but we would like to inform our clients about these reports that have to be submitted to the Dept of Labour. The penalty for noncompliance is up to R1.5 million and therefore we urge employers to submit these plans if applicable to their business.

Who must complete the report?

  • If a company employs more than 50 employees or the annual turnover exceed the thresholds, as set out in Schedule 4 of the Employment Equity act, the company are obliged to submit a return. The turnover threshold varies from R6 million (Agriculture sector) to R75 million (Wholesale Trade, commercial agents and Allied services sector)

What is the purpose of this report?

  • Employers must prepare and implement the employment equity plan, which will help to reach employment equity in their workplace. The plans must show the objectives, affirmative action measures, timetables, duration, procedures and responsibilities that employers will implement.

When Must Employers submit the Report?
Employers with less than 150 workers must send their reports –

  • within 12 months after they become employers; and thereafter
  • every year ending with an even number.

Employers with more than 150 workers must send their reports –

  • within 6 months after they become employers; and thereafter
  • every year on the first working day in October.

What forms need to be completed?

Form EEA13 is 16-page form that can be used.

Included documentation that can be used when completing the report. Credit for this goes to Habakuk Arbeidskonsultante BK, who supplied us with the information.

Basic Guide to Employment Equity Pay Gaps

Basic Guide to Employment Equity Plans

Basic Guide to Employment Equity Reports

Basic Guide to Employment Equity Studies

Form EEA1 – Employment Equity Declaration by Worker

Form EEA2 – assistance

Form EEA4 – Income Differential Statement

Form EEA7 – Objection Against a Compliance Order

FORM EEA8 ANNEXURE 1 demographic data

Form EEA9 – Occupational Levels

Form EEA11 – Application for an Employment Equity Report

Form EEA11 – request for employers report

How to Notify the Director-General for employers who cannot report

How to successfully submit an Employment Equity Report for 1 October 2010