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

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination 1 : Contract Cleaning Sector, South Africa

3. Remuneration


(1) With effect from 1 March 2024 an employer shall pay a contract cleaning worker at least the minimum wage prescribed in the schedule.


Sectoral Determination 1 : Contract Cleaning Sector, South Africa


Minimum hourly rates for Contract Cleaning employees

Area A

Area B

Area C

Metropolitan Councils:


City of Cape Town,

Greater East Rand Metro,

City of Johannesburg,

Tshwane and Nelson Mandela.


Local Council:


Emfuleni, Merafong,

Mogale City,


Randfontein, Stellenbosch,



All Areas in KwaZulu-Natal


NB: Conditions of employment and minimum wage rates for KwaZulu-Natal areas shall be subjected to the collective agreement concluded in the Bargaining Council for the Contract Cleaning Service Industry (BCCCI).

In the rest of the RSA

Rate per hour


Rate per hour


Rate per hour



BCCCI rates apply



[Sectoral Determination 1, clause 3(1) substituted by section 3 of Notice. No. R.4331, GG50073, dated 2 February 2024 - effective 1 March 2024]


(2) Despite clause 3(1), an employee who works for less than six hours on any day must be paid for at least six hours on that day.


(3) An annual bonus will be paid to all employees, during the month of December or on termination of employment. This bonus will be calculated as follows—
(a) An employee shall receive an annual bonus equivalent to four point three three three weeks of the employee's weekly wage as from 1 December 2012.
(b) Subject to paragraph (a) an employee who has not been in employment for a period of 12 months shall be paid a prorated bonus calculated as follows:
(i) The number of full calendar months service divided by 12 and multiplied by four point three three three times the employee's weekly wage.

[Sectoral Determination 1, clause 3(3) substituted by section 1 of Notice No. 687 of 2013]