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Relevant Legislation: The overarching legislation is the Act (No. 51 of 2017) relating to equality and a prohibition against discrimination (Equality and Anti-Discrimination Act) which replaced the Act (No. 61 of 2013) prohibiting discrimination on grounds of disability (Anti-Discrimination and Accessibility Act). The Equality and Anti-Discrimination Act aims to promote equality and prevent discrimination in all areas of society. It deals with discrimination that is related to a number of different group characteristics: gender, pregnancy, leave at birth or adoption, caregiving duties, ethnicity, religion, life stance, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or age. The core of the protection against discrimination is that all people have the right to be treated on the basis of their individual characteristics and not on the basis of group-based characteristics.

Chapter 5 of the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Act refers to Special rules relating to employment and the prohibition of discrimination in employment, etc.

Relevant organisations, including INGOs