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

Chapter Ten : Monitoring, Enforcement and Legal proceedings

Part A: Monitoring and Enforcement

63. Appointment of labour inspectors


(1) The Minister may—
(a) appoint any person in the public service as a labour inspector;
(b) designate any person in the public service, or any person appointed as a designated agent of a bargaining council in terms of section 33 of the Labour Relations Act, 1995, to perform any of the functions of a labour inspector.


(2) Any person appointed under subsection (1) must perform his or her functions in terms of this Chapter, subject to the direction and control of the Minister.


(3) The Minister must provide each labour inspector with a signed certificate in the prescribed form stating—
(a) that the person is a labour inspector;
(b) which legislation that labour inspector may monitor and enforce; and
(c) which of the functions of a labour inspector that person may perform.