Employment Equity Act Amendments and the Establishment of Sector Targets for Industries 2023 (Webinar)

Employment Equity Act Amendments and the Establishment of
Sector Targets for Industries 2023  (Webinar)

11 October 2023 | 10:00 – 13:00
About this webinar

This Webinar aims to provide delegates with comprehensive training on the recent amendments to the Employment Equity Act, amendments to prescribed compliance documents and soon to be imposed sector targets applicable to designated employers.

The Employment Equity Act is one of the key legislative and policy interventions in terms of South Africa’s constitution, to achieve equity in the work environment by promoting equal opportunity and fair treatment in employment through the elimination of unfair discriminatory employment policies, procedures and practices.

Recently, amendments to the Employment Equity Act were signed into law. Amongst the key amendments include:

•    Powers to the Minister of Labour to impose sector targets.
•    Mandatory compliance certificates for enterprises desiring to do business with the State.
•    Changed definition of designated employer and persons with disabilities.
•    Removal of requirements for certification for psychological testing and similar assessments
Topics to be covered will include

•    Overview of the Employment Equity Act
•    Compliance obligations applicable to designated employers
•    Consequences of non-compliance
•    The Employment Equity Amendment Act and key amendments
•    Overview of sector targets and the doctrine of legality
•    Overview of the Codes of Good Practices
•    Preparation and implementation of employment equity plans
•    Prevention and elimination of harassment in the workplace


This Webinar will be presented by Ms Michelle Naidoo who has 20 years’ experience as a legal practitioner in the specialist field of employment and labour law. The foundation of her labour and employment law career was established in November 1996 when she was appointed as an Associate to Judges of the Labour Court. Ms Naidoo served at the Labour Court for four years.

After her court experience, Ms Naidoo was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2002.  In 2005, she was appointed as a Director at Deneys Reitz Inc (now known as Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc).
Ms Naidoo is currently a Partner at Mooney Ford Attorneys, a panelist of Aequitate Dispute Resolution Services, and a member of the South African Society for Labour Law.

11 October 2023 : 10:00 – 13:00Closing date for registrations: 11 October 2023Note: Kindly note that this webinar might run over the scheduled time.  Please do not arrange any other appointments for at least 30 minutes after the scheduled closing time.

All sessions are mandatory to qualify for a certificate.

Who should register?

Legal practitioners; Candidate legal practitioners; Business owners; Recruiters/Recruitment Agencies; Human Resource personnel; Legal compliance officers; In-house legal counsel.


Registration fee categories (including VAT):

  • Practising Legal Practitioners:     R 1 120.00 (including VAT) per participant
  • Candidate Legal Practitioners:    R 550.00 (including VAT) per participant
  • Others | Non-legal Practitioners: R 1 800.00  (including VAT) per participant
How to register

Kindly note that you can only register online and that there are limited places available. Participants should be registered individually to enable the system to generate a unique username and password for each person.

Payment should be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) only. Remember to upload the proof of payment (PDF) in step 2 (Online registration form)LSSA banking details: Account name: Law Society of South Africa | Bank: FNB Pretoria | Branch code: 251445 | Account no: 6200 9641 079 | Reference: Initials and Surname and Cell number


Once you have successfully registered to participate, you will receive confirmation that LEAD has received your registration documentation. You will receive a system-generated e-mail with a  Microsoft Teams link to the webinar at least24 hours before the webinar starts. Read the instructions in the e-mail carefully and test your Microsoft Teams link to the webinar page at least 20 minutes before it starts.
For more information about this webinar contact Seminars Department:

Email: Seminars@LSSALEAD.org.za | Please note we only communicate via e-mail should you need more information.

Please take note

  • The LSSA will not accept liability if the fees are not paid into the designated LSSA bank account.
  • The webinar is conducted in English only.
  • Should you need to cancel your registration, you need to do so in writing before the webinar link and material are shared. No cancelation will be accepted after it has been made available and failure to comply with this will result in the full fee being charged.
  • LSSA/LEAD shall have the right in its sole discretion to postpone or cancel tuition in any programme initially advertised and offered based on insufficient demand. Should LSSA/LEAD cancel the proposed training, registered delegates will be given reasonable notice of the cancellation and all fees paid by the delegate will be refunded.
  • LEAD might record the webinar for QA purposes. According to Company policy and copyright protection, recordings or the PowerPoint presentation will not be made available after the webinar.
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Course Dates

  • Practising Legal Practitioners:     R 1120.00 (including VAT) per participant
  • Candidate Legal Practitioners:    R 550.00 (including VAT)per participant
  • Others | Non-legal Practitioners: R 1 800.00 (including VAT) per participant