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Name: Affirmative Action (Employment) Act, 1998 (No. 29 of 1998).
Country: Namibia
Subject(s): Equality of opportunity and treatment
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1998-09-03
Entry into force:
Published on: Government Gazette, 1998-09-24, No. 1962, 48 p.
ISN: NAM-1998-L-51168
Bibliography: Government Gazette, 1998-09-24, No. 1962, 48 p.
Act on-line Act on-line South African Legal Information Institute (SAFLII), South Africa PDF PDF (consulted on 2009-12-22)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Ministry of Labour, Government of Namibia PDF PDF (consulted on 2019-06-21)
Abstract/Citation: Provides for affirmative action programmes to promote employment for designated groups, which shall include women, disabled persons, and persons who belong to ethnic groups which are disadvantaged due to racially discriminatory laws or practices before the independence of Namibia. Employers shall give preferential treatment to persons from such designated groups by providing employment and removing employment barriers. Establishes an Employment Equity Commission to oversee the impelmentation of the Act.
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