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Forum users must ensure they comply with the Forum Rules. By using of Employment Equity News’s forums you agree to be subject to these Forum Rules, and that you will keep up to date with them. Please inform us through if you see any content in breach of these rules.

Employment Equity News moderators will remove posts and topics which are in breach of these rules. Users breaching the rules may be banned.

Be polite and respectful to all forum users, including moderators. Bullying, aggression, nuisance behaviour and discrimination will not be tolerated. Language must be professional and polite.

Be aware that our forum users come from diverse backgrounds, with different cultures, languages and legislation.

Keep discussions on topic. Posts must be appropriate to the forum and the discussion. The Employment Equity News forums are for professional discussion of issues relevant to employment equity matters.

Messages must not contain any content which could be considered defamatory, offensive, illegal, obscene, deliberately provocative, or inflammatory.

Your posting must be your own content. You must be truthful and factual, and opinions and unsubstantiated statements must be acknowledged as such. You must not mislead or misquote, or attempt to impersonate or pose as another person when posting.

You must use the edit and delete features responsibly, giving a reason for these actions. Only prompt edits are permitted; you must not edit your post retroactively after the discussion has moved on by several other posts. You may only delete posts which are duplicates, in the wrong forum/discussion, or immediately after posting (before other replies). Moderators may bring back deleted posts if they do not follow these rules.

You must not post complaints on the forums, particularly if identifying other users, the Employment Equity News team, or any other person or organisation. If you see any breach of the rules, contact

You may not post commercial advertisements of any kind. Advertisements for non-commercial purposes may be permitted with the written consent of Employment Equity News. You may provide brief details of a service or product supplier in response to a question or other post, but this should be limited to contact details only. Likewise, spam and references to surveys, contests and so on are not permitted.

Forum users are permitted a single account only.

Your forum profile is your responsibility to maintain. Your forum name must adhere to rules regarding posts with respect to professionalism and politeness.

Posts must adhere to intellectual property law, including copyright law. You must not post, upload, download or otherwise exchange copyright protected material through the forums. Material extracted from copyright protected sources must be referenced. You may be held liable for breaches in copyright, or other, law broken as a result of your posts.


Please refrain from posting the same question in several forums. There is normally one forum which is most suitable in which to post your question.

Do not send private messages to any users asking for help. If you need help, make a new thread in the appropriate forum then the whole community can help and benefit.

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User’s posts are their personal opinions and do not represent the views of Employment Equity News. Employment Equity News is not responsible for the content of forum posts, and does not certify any information on the forums as correct, worthy or accurate. You should treat any advice received under these considerations.

All posts and other communications through the Employment Equity News forums, including private communications, are the property of Employment Equity News. We reserve the right to remove your content, including all posts and topics created, at our discretion. Our public forums are crawled by search engines, and so forum posts and topics may appear in search results for search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo and others. Employment Equity News does not accept responsibility for search engine results that may include public forum posts. Private forums are not crawled, as so will not appear in search results.

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Employment Equity News team members can view your email address. This will be kept private, except if we are requested to provide this information by a duly authorised person or organisation with the legal right to make such a request.


As the User, you accept sole liability for any content you post to the forums. You agree to indemnify Employment Equity News and its team members against any costs, claims, damages, liability, legal fees, loss and other expenses we may incur resulting from your post(s) or other communications using the Employment Equity News website. We expressly exclude any liability for damages or loss resulting from a breach of the Forum Rules. We retain the right to remove or block access to any material which we believe is in breach of the Forum Rules, at our sole discretion.