Huawei and “big companies” in crosshairs as South Africa addresses historic inequalities
A subsidiary of China’s Huawei is in talks with South Africa’s labour ministry over allegations the tech giant is in breach of local diversity laws. The news comes as the government looks to impose stronger equity targets on companies operating in the country, and amid suggestions of increased enforcement activity.
Multinationals employing more than 50 workers in South Africa must comply with the Employment Equity Act’s localisation requirements, which include implementing a plan aimed at achieving a diverse workforce reflective of the country’s demographics.
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