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

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Code of Good Practice for Employment and Conditions of work for Expanded Public Works Programmes

18. Glossary




A person or group of persons who is contracted to carry out the work on the Expanded Public Works Programme for the relevant department.

Daily rate

A worker is paid a fixed sum each day in return for working a fixed number of hours during that day.


A worker includes anyone working in an elementary occupation on an Expanded Public Works Programme whether they are employed directly by a government department, an implementing agent, a contractor or a subcontractor.

Implementing agents

A business, institution or person who is contracted to implement the Expanded Public Works Programme on the relevant department's behalf. An implementing agent is bound by the same terms and conditions governing the implementation of Expanded Public Works Programmes as a department.

Task-based work

A worker is paid a fixed wage in return for a fixed quantity of work, or a task. The task set may be a task for one worker in 8 hours or for several workers over several workdays, based on an 8 hour working day per person.