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

Chapter Four : Particulars of employment and remuneration

33A. Prohibited conduct by employer


(1) An employer must not—
(a) require or accept any payment by or on behalf of an employee or potential employee in respect of the employment of, or the allocation of work to, any employee; or
(b) require an employee or potential employee to purchase any goods, products or services from the employer or from any business or person nominated by the employer.


(2) Subsection (1)(b) does not preclude a provision in a contract of employment or collective agreement in terms of which an employee is required to participate in a scheme involving the purchase of specific goods, products or services, if the purchase is not prohibited by any other statute and—
(a) the employee receives a financial benefit from participating in the scheme; or
(b) the price of any goods, products or services provided through the scheme is fair and reasonable.


[Section 33A inserted by section 2 of Act No. 20 of 2013]