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


Determination: Earnings Threshold - 2011

Notice No. R. 422 of 2011


Notice No. R. 422

13 May 2011


Department of Labour


I, Mildred Nelisiwe Oliphant, Minister of Labour, in terms of Section 6(3) of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No, 75 of 1997, (the Act), determine that all employees earning in excess of R172 000 (one hundred and seventy two thousand rand) per annum be excluded from sections 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17(2), 18(3) of the Act with effect from 1 July 2011.


For the purposes of this notice:

"Earnings" means the regular annual remuneration before deductions, i.e. income tax, pension, medical and similar payments but excluding similar payments (contributions) made by the employer in respect of the employee: Provided that subsistence and transport allowances received, achievement awards and payments for overtime worked shall not be regarded as remuneration for the purpose of this notice.


This determination replaces the determination published under Government Notice R 300 in Government Gazette No 30872 on 14 March 2008.



M N Oliphant, MP

Minister of Labour