Employment Equity Submissions from 1 September 2021

Sep 3, 2021 | FYI's

Are you required to submit your employment equity forms?

The current definition of a designated employer is as follows:

  • An employer who employs 50 or more employees,
  • An employer who employs fewer than 50 employees, but has a total annual turnover as reflected in Schedule 4 of the Employment Equity Amendment Act No. 47 of 2013.
  • Municipalities and organs of State
  • Employers can also volunteer to become designated employers in terms of section 14 of the EE Act


Sector or subsectors in accordance with the Standard Industrial Classification Total Annual Turnover
Agriculture R6 million
Mining and Quarrying R22.5 million
Manufacturing R30 million
Electricity, Gas and Water R30 million
Construction R15 million
Retail and Motor Trade and Repair Services R45 million
Wholesale Trade, Commercial Agents and Allied Services R75 million
Catering, Accommodation and other Trade R15 million
Transport, Storage and Communications R30 million
Finance and Business Services R30 million
Community, Special and Personal Services R15 million


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