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

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Code of Good Practice for the Employment of Children in the Performance of Advertising, Artistic or Cultural Activities

6. Education


6.1 The child’s education must in no circumstances suffer as a result of the employment of that child. If for whatever reason a child is not able to attend school and private tuition is required the following shall apply
6.1.1 The suitability of the tutor must be determined by an interview with the producer/director and the parents and principal of the school that the child attends within seven days of the application for a permit having been made.
6.1.2 A private tutor may not teach more than six children simultaneously.
6.1.3 The tutor must endeavour to ensure that the teaching environment on set is the most conducive for teaching the child and, where practicable, the tutor must ensure that the place where tuition is to take place is not on set.
6.1.4 Both the age of the child and the working schedule of the child must be taken into account by the tutor in terms of the amount of hours which the child will spend each day for tuition.
6.1.5 The written permission of the principal of the school shall be obtained prior to engaging the child.
6.1.6 The tutor must submit progress reports in writing on a fortnightly basis to the parent and principal of the school which the child attends.