mildredoliphantBDLive reports that the government will grant corporate SA a grace period of about six months before cracking down hard on noncompliance with employment equity (EE) plans.  

This was the warning on Monday by Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant after the latest report by the Employment Equity Commission (EEC) showed that white males continued to dominate the upper echelons of the corporate hierarchy.  The report highlighted the slow pace of transformation.  The minister indicated her department would begin implementing the penalty provisions in the Employment Equity Amendment Act, promulgated last year, if no progress was made.  These allow for penalties of 2% of annual turnover for a company that fails to implement its own EE plan.  This can rise to 10% for repeat defaulters.

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