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Diversity is heritage, proposals to amend the Employment Equity Act

Heritage month is our annual reminder of the diverse heritage of the South Africa population, and accordingly, of South African workplaces. In the workplace content, the Employment Equity Act protects heritage by prohibiting unfair discrimination on a number of grounds, including race, ethnic or social origin, colour, and language. Unfair discrimination is prohibited, but fair discrimination, is not. Included in fair discrimination is the taking of affirmative action measures. We asked an labour law expert, what should possibly change.