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Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 (Act No. 75 of 1997)

Chapter One : Definitions, purpose and application of this Act

2. Purpose of this Act


The purpose of this Act is to advance economic development and social justice by fulfilling the primary objects of this Act which are—

(a) to give effect to and regulate the right to fair labour practices conferred by section 23(1) of the Constitution
(i) by establishing and enforcing basic conditions of employment; and
(ii) by regulating the variation of basic conditions of employment;
(b) to give effect to obligations incurred by the Republic as a member state of the International Labour Organisation.