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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

6. Selection of Workers



6.1) The local community, through all structures available, must be informed of and consulted about the establishment of any EPWP.


6.2) Members of the community who are unemployed and who form part of the targeted groups will be given an opportunity to apply for work.


6.3) Preference must be given to the targeted groups in selecting workers.


6.4) In addition the following criteria are suggested to help target the poorest of the poor:
6.4.1) People who come from households where the head of the household has less than a primary school education;
6.4.2) People who come from households that have less than one full time person earning an income;
6.4.3) People who come from households where subsistence agriculture is the source of income.