The Employment Equity Commission has an oversight function of the implementation of affirmative action in the workplace in accordance with the Affirmative Action (Employment) Act, No. 29 of 1998.
Any employer who employs 25 or more employees shall be obliged to notify the Employment Equity Commission within 30 days after employing the 25th employee that such employer has now become a relevant employer. Relevant employers are required to submit affirmative action reports on an annual basis. In terms of section 22 of the Act, any employer, who is not a relevant employer may adopt and implement an affirmative action plan consistent with this Act.