Although Employment Equity (EE) and Broad-based Black Empowerment (B-BBEE) are covered by separate laws and have different objectives, there are similarities.
Both strategies have transformation, economic inclusion, and advancement of those people previously disadvantaged as their overall goal.
Both implementation strategies require reporting and scoring mechanisms related to people at work, in employment, and both focus on the positions of people who were excluded from full economic activity, and previously therefore - disadvantaged by apartheid laws.
Apartheid education laws provided for different investment in education and school facilities based upon apartheid groups, and privileged the education of white people.
Therefore, skills development is a key measure of transformation for both strategies, as it relates to the advancement and promotion of people who were previously excluded from quality education.
Implementation of skills development is measured under both strategies - for all employees, but there is particular focus on those employees who are part of the previously-disadvantaged groups.
Both strategies require measurement and comparison based on national demographic statistics, and the economically active population.