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jseReuters reports that the Department of Labour said on Thursday that it has started a review to inspect 72 Johannesburg Stock Exchange- (JSE-) listed firms to ensure compliance with employment equity laws.  

SA’s employment equity legislation aims to remove unfair discrimination and accelerate diversity in workplaces as the government seeks to redress the race-based policies of apartheid which ended in 1994 when the ruling ANC came to power.  The department indicated that any company which breached employment equity laws could face a fine of R1.5 million or be liable for criminal prosecution to enforce compliance.

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