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


BCEA Regulations on Hazardous Work by Children

7. Night work


(1) It is an offence for any person to require or permit a child worker to work—
(a) before 6 am on any day;
(b) after 6 pm on any day; or
(c) in breach of subregulations (2) and (3).


(2) A child worker, other than a one who is expected to be at school the following day, may work between 6 pm and 11 pm—
(a) in a restaurant, cinema, theatre or shop provided that there is adequate adult supervision; or
(b) for the purposes of baby-sitting or child minding.


(3) Unless the parent or legal guardian agrees otherwise in writing, any person who requires or permits a child worker to work after 6prn on any day in terms of subregulation (2) must at the end of the child's shift provide that child with safe transport to the child's home at no cost to the child, or the child's parent or caregiver.