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

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination 11 : Taxi Sector

Part D : Hours of Work

18. Rest period


(1) An employer must grant an employee—
(a) a daily rest period of at least twelve consecutive hours between ending work and starting work the next day;
(b) a weekly rest period of at least thirty-six consecutive hours which, unless otherwise agreed, must include a Sunday.


(2) A daily rest period in terms of sub-clause 1(a) may, in terms of a written agreement, be reduced to ten hours for an employee—
(a) who lives on the premises at which the workplace is situated, and
(b) whose meal interval lasts for at least three hours.


(3) Despite sub-clause (1)(b), an agreement in writing may provide for—
(a) a rest period of at least sixty consecutive hours every second week; or
(b) the reduction of an employee's weekly rest period by up to eight hours in any week if the rest period in the following week is extended equivalently.