Penalties and Fines for Employment Equity

MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE FINES THAT MAY BE IMPOSED FOR CONTRAVENING THIS ACT

This Schedule sets out the maximum fine that may be imposed in terms of this Act for   15

the contravention of certain provisions of this Act.

 

Previous Contravention Contravention of any Provision of Sections 16 (read  with 17), 19, [20, 21,] 22, 24,25, 26 and [23] 43(2) Contravention of any Provisionof Sections 20, 21, 23 and 44(b)
No previous contravention [R500 000] R1 500 000 The greater ofR1 500 000 or 2% ofthe employer’s turn- over
A previous contravention in respect of the same provision [R600 000] R1 800 000 The greater ofR1 800 000 or 4% of the employer’s turn- over
A previous contravention within the previous12 months or two previous contraventions in respect of the same provision within three years [R700 000] R2 100 000 The greater ofR2 100 000 or 6% of the employer’s turn- over
Three previous contraventions in respect of the same provision within three years [R800 000] R2 400 000 The greater ofR2 400 000 or 8% of the employer’s turn- over
Four previous contraventions in respect of the same provision within three years [R900 000] R2 700 000 The greater ofR2 700 000 or 10% of the employer’s turn- over’’.