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

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination 11 : Taxi Sector

Part F : Prohibition of Employment of Children and Forced Labour

23. Prohibition of child labour


(1) No person may employ a child in the taxi sector—
(a) who is under 15 years of age; or
(b) who is under the minimum school leaving age in terms of any law, if this is 15 or older. 7


(2) No person may employ a child in any employment in the taxi sector—
(a) that is inappropriate for a person of that age;
(b) that places at risk the child's well-being, education, physical or mental health, or spiritual, moral or social development.


(3) An employer must maintain for three years, a record of the name, date of birth and address of every employee under the age of 18 years employed by them.



7 Section 31(1) of the South African Schools Act (Act 84 of 1996) requires every parent to cause every learner for whom he or she is responsible to attend a school until the last day of the year in which the learner reaches the age of 15 or the ninth grade, whichever is the first.