Employment Equity Act Application

    *Chapter II (sections 5 – 11) applies to all employers and employees.
    *Chapter III (sections 12 – 27) applies to designated employers.
    *A designated employer means an employer who employs 50 or more employees, or has a total annual turnover as reflected in Schedule 4 of the Act, municipalities and organs of state. Employers can also volunteer to become designated employers.
    *A designated group means black people, women, or people with disabilities.
    *The South African National Defence Force, National Intelligence Agency, and South African Secret Services are excluded from this Act.