Public Events

Sector Target Preparation: August to October 2021

Sector Targets and Compliance Certificates to retain Government business is going to be the new reality as soon as the 2020 EE Amendment Bill and regulations are enacted.

As no provision is made for any grace period, designated employers will need to start NOW to approach and implement Employment Equity very differently if they want to avoid losing Government business once Sector Targets become law. 

Join our leading EE expert, Adv Jan Munnik, in a series of webinars, starting
11 August 2021, aimed at preparing your organisation for the introduction of Sector Targets.

The focus of the webinars will be on how employers can approach and implement Employment Equity differently to ensure that they obtain Compliance Certificate and so retain Government Business.

Each of the nine workshops covers a different aspect of EE.

Fees per delegate: R1 250 (excl VAT)
Get a 30% discount by registering for the series of all eight Sector Target Preparation Webinars (and the bonus EEA2 and EEA4 Webinar) for R 7 000.

 

  • Participants are emailed all relevant training materials before and after webinars.

  • Zoom meeting invitations will be sent out before the start of the classes.

  • Breakout rooms are used for the conducting of exercises.

  • Links to recordings of sessions will be sent to participants after each webinar.

The EE Act Amendment Bill and Sector Targets
Half-day webinar: 11 August 2021

Where are we in the process? What will employers have to start doing differently?

The 2020 EE Act Amendments, inter alia, introduces Sector Targets and employers requiring ‘Certificates of Compliance’ (with Sector Targets) in order to do business with any arm of the State.

This webinar will update you on these new requirements, the Sector Targets that are being proposed by the DoEL, the challenges posed by them, a more viable alternative, and what all employers will need to do in future in order to qualify for Government Business.

Fees per delegate
R1 250 (excl VAT)

Attendance Certificates will be issued and the cost of the workshop can be claimed as Skills Development and Procurement points for B-BBEE.

EES-SIYAKHA is a Level 2
B-BBEE Contributo
r

Properly preparing your Workforce Profile and all other data required
for the setting of EE Goals
Half-day webinar: 18 August 2021

 

Fees per delegate
R1 250 (excl VAT)

Attendance Certificates will be issued and the cost of the workshop can be claimed as Skills Development and Procurement points for B-BBEE.

EES-SIYAKHA is a Level 2
B-BBEE Contributo
r

How to conduct a value-adding Barrier Analysis that is going to accelerate EE transformation in the workplace and advance the achievement of Sector Targets
Half-day webinar: 25 August 2021

The EE Act and Codes of Good Practices are silent regarding how an employer should go about its Section 19 (1) Barriers Analysis. This very often results in Designated Employers being found to be non-compliant with regard to the conducting of their Barriers Analyses when under D-G Review.

This webinar fills this gap and not only ensures that you are fully compliant in the conducting of your section 19 Analyses, but also that shares Best EE Practice with regard thereto.

Topics covered

  • Participants’ Barriers Analysis challenges and expectations
  • Aspects of the EE Act as amended relevant to Barriers Analysis
  • Understanding what an employer needs to do in practice to comply
  • Record keeping for DoL visits or reviews
  • What DoL Inspectors will be looking out for 

Fees per delegate
R1 250 (excl VAT)

Attendance Certificates will be issued and the cost of the workshop can be claimed as Skills Development and Procurement points for B-BBEE.

EES-SIYAKHA is a Level 2
B-BBEE Contributo
r

The development of meaningful AA Measures that are going to accelerate EE transformation in the workplace and advance the achievement of Sector Targets
Half-day webinar: 1 September 2021

A designated Employer’s AA Measures is potentially the biggest gamechanger in bringing about transformation in the workplace and increasing an employer’s Management Control score on the B-BBEE scorecard.

In order for them to have any impact on Workplace Transformation they need to meet two important criteria.

The first is that they are required to remove the barriers to the advancement of persons from designated identified in the Section 19 Analysis. The second is that they should adhere to the SMART principle, namely specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time bound. They further need to meet the requirements of the EE Act and Regulations.

This webinar will address all the above issues and empower you to draw meaningful AA Measures for your next EE Plan.

Topics covered

  • Participants’ AA Measures challenges and expectations
  • Understanding what an employer needs to do in practice to comply
  • Record keeping for DoL visits or reviews
  • What DoL Inspectors will be looking out for

Fees per delegate
R1 250 (excl VAT)

Attendance Certificates will be issued and the cost of the workshop can be claimed as Skills Development and Procurement points for B-BBEE.

EES-SIYAKHA is a Level 2
B-BBEE Contributo
r

How to set achievable EE Numerical Goals and complying with Sector Target Requirements: For small or large organisations with subsidiaries/divisions and regional operations/offices across South Africa
Half-day webinar
8 September 2021

EE Goals are required to be set every time you have to develop a new EE Plan. There is nothing in the EE Act, Codes of Good Practices or Regulations that guide EE and HR practitioners with regard hereto.

The process of setting achievable EE Goals, in order for them to be effective, is more complex than the meets the eye, and there are a range of factors and processes that need to be taken into consideration when setting EE Goals. These include:

  • All legal requirements and case law that impact on EE Goal setting
  • The size of the organisation, its structures and locality of its operations
  • For which structures and operations, if any, should EE Goals be set?
  • Can these to be aggregated into Organisational Goals, and if so how?
  • Who should you involve in EE Goal setting?
  • How does one empower line managers to take ownership of EE Goals and their achievement?
  • The correctness or otherwise of all relevant source data aspects to be used in the setting of EE Goals?
  • The different variables that impact on the number of opportunities that are likely to arise during the period of the Plan, and as a result, EE Goals setting
  • How technology can be used effectively in the setting of EE Goals
  • Setting of Goals for Persons with Disabilities

Fees per delegate
R1 250 (excl VAT)

Attendance Certificates will be issued and the cost of the workshop can be claimed as Skills Development and Procurement points for B-BBEE.

EES-SIYAKHA is a Level 2
B-BBEE Contributo
r

Preparing for your next EE Plan: Developing a user-friendly and practical EE Plan that eases implementation 
Half-day webinar: 15 September 2021

In 2014 the DoL issued new Regulations which included the EEA 13, described therein as a ‘Template for Employment Equity Plan in terms of Section 20 of the Act’.
Whilst the EEA13 template is an extremely useful instrument for fulfilling its purpose, namely to ensure Designated Employers’ EE Plans comply with the requirements of Section 20, it is only a Template, and in fact very user unfriendly in contextualising the Plan and how it was developed, and in serving as a practical implementation tool. It furthermore omits certain critical legal requirements such as strategies in support of Numerical Goals and Non-Numerical Goals.

This webinar has been designed to assist participants to develop user friendly EE Plan, based on the Template, but which addresses all the above inadequacies of the EEA13.

Topics covered

  • Participants’ EE Plan challenges and expectations
  • Aspects of the EE Act as amended relevant to the development of the EE Plan
  • The EE Plan
  • Record keeping for DoL visits or reviews
  • What DoL Inspectors will be looking out for

Fees per delegate
R1 250 (excl VAT)

Attendance Certificates will be issued and the cost of the workshop can be claimed as Skills Development and Procurement points for B-BBEE.

EES-SIYAKHA is a Level 2
B-BBEE Contributo
r

Developing the systems and processes necessary for the achievement of Sector Targets or the furnishing of justifiable reasons for non-compliance that will stand up in Court (and should satisfy DoE&L inspectors)
Half-day webinar 22 September 2021

One of the reasons for the slow pace of EE transformation thus far has been the laissez-faire approach taken by employers to EE Numerical Goals of EE Plans when making appointments. Continuation of such approach will almost certainly result in loss of all Government business.

During this webinar you will be introduced to processes and systems that, if implemented, should secure the obtaining of Compliance Certificates where your EE Goals based on Sector Targets cannot be achieved.

Fees per delegate
R1 250 (excl VAT)

Attendance Certificates will be issued and the cost of the workshop can be claimed as Skills Development and Procurement points for B-BBEE.

EES-SIYAKHA is a Level 2
B-BBEE Contributo
r

How to effectively monitor and evaluate your EE Plan and its implementation so as to advance the achievement of Sector Targets
Half-day webinar: 29 September 2021

Whilst the EE Act requires an employer to consult with workforce representatives regarding the implementation of its EE Plan and to state in its EE Plan the persons in the workforce responsible for monitoring and implementing the Plan, the EE Act, Codes and Regulations are silent on how an employer is to do so and manage its EE transformation.

To effectively monitor and evaluate the implementation of its EE Plan a Designated Employer needs to put in place at least the following:

  • The establishment of a special transformation (management) structure.
  • Develop and prepare an EE Reporting Template to be used for monitoring and evaluation of EE
  • Institutionalise the management of EE transformation.

This webinar will deal with each of the above aspects and provide participants with the necessary insight on the structures, processes and tools required for the effective implementation of its EE Plan. 

Topics covered

  • Participants’ EE monitoring and evaluation challenges and expectations
  • Aspects of the EE Act as amended relevant to monitoring and evaluation
  • Understanding what an employer needs to do in practice to comply
  • Record keeping for DoL visits or reviews
  • What DoL Inspectors and D-G will be looking out for and the EEA 7
  • Powers of the D-G of the DoL in the event of non-implementation of the EE Plan 

Fees per delegate
R1 250 (excl VAT)

Attendance Certificates will be issued and the cost of the workshop can be claimed as Skills Development and Procurement points for B-BBEE.

EES-SIYAKHA is a Level 2
B-BBEE Contributo
r

Bonus Webinar: Preparing your EEA2 and amended EEA4 Reports
Half-day webinar 6 October 2021

Every Designated Employer has to complete an EEA2 and EEA4 Report every year.

In 2019 the EEA4 Report was significantly amended to include new concepts such as: 

  • Fixed variable and total remuneration
  • Average annual remuneration of the Top 10% of your Top Earners
  • Average annual remuneration for the Bottom 10% of your Bottom Earners
  • Median earners remuneration in your organisation

This webinar is aimed at providing you with practical assistance in completing both your EEA2 and EEA4 Reports and, in particular, understanding of the above new concepts and how to perform the calculations that will enable you to provide the correct answers in their EEA4 Reports.

It will also deal with the provision of reasons for identified Income Differentials, and guidance with regards to answering the qualitative questions at the end of the EEA4 Report.

Topics covered

  • Participants’ EE Plan challenges and expectations
  • Aspects of the EE Act as amended relevant to EEA 2 and EEA4 Reporting
  • Practical assistance in completing your EEA2 Report
  • Using technology to save you time when completing your EE Plan and reporting
  • Online Reporting
  • The 2019 Amendments to the 2014 EE Act Regulations
  • Using technology to perform the calculations and save you time when completing your EEA4 Report
  • Record keeping for DoL visits or reviews

Fees per delegate
R1 250 (excl VAT)

Attendance Certificates will be issued and the cost of the workshop can be claimed as Skills Development and Procurement points for B-BBEE.

EES-SIYAKHA is a Level 2
B-BBEE Contributo
r

Contact: Mathe Peete

Phone

C: +27 78 031 3898
T: 011 100 4462

Email

mathe@eess.co.za