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


BCEA Regulations on Hazardous Work by Children

1. Definitions


The Minister of Labour has, on the advice of the Employment Conditions Commission, made the following regulations in terms of section 44 and 45 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997.


In these Regulations any word or expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the Act shall have the meaning so assigned but, unless the context otherwise indicates—


(a) "the Act"

means the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997;

(b) "child"

means a person under eighteen years of age;

(c) "child worker"

means a child who is an employee as defined in the Act, which includes a child who assists any person to carry on or conduct their business; and

(d) "employer"

means a person who—

(i) employs a child; or

(ii)        allows a child worker to assist in carrying on or conducting their business;

(e) "worst form of child labour"

means any work by a child in an activity listed in regulation 9.