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ERIC Number: EJ832921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1011-3487
Implications of the Employment Equity Act for the Higher Education Sector
Portnoi, L. M.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v17 n2 p79-85 2003
This article discusses the impact of the Employment Equity Act, 1998 on the higher education sector of South Africa. An introduction to the background and development of affirmative action and employment equity is provided. The author then discusses the specialised constraints and challenges faced by higher education employers, separating them from traditional business employers, such as companies and factories. It is argued that these crucial challenges--specialized higher education legislation and policy developments, the "pool" issue, funding and rationalization, universities as a unique workplace, and the individual legacies of universities--define the space in which the Employment Equity Act may be interpreted in the higher education sector.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa