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

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination 13 : Farm Worker Sector, South Africa

Part B : Minimum Wages

5. Payment of remuneration


(1) An employer must pay a farm worker—
(a) in South African currency;
(b) daily, weekly, fortnightly or monthly; and
(c) in cash, by cheque or by direct deposit into an account designated by the farm worker.


(2) Any payment in cash or by cheque must be given to each farm worker—
(a) at the workplace;
(b) during the farm worker’s working hours; and
(c) in a sealed envelope which becomes the property of the farm worker.


(3) An employer must pay a farm worker on the normal payday agreed to in writing by the farm worker.