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

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination 2 : Civil Engineering Sector, South Africa

12. Rest period


(1) An employer shall allow an employee—
(a) a daily rest period of at least 12 consecutive hours between ending and recommencing work; and
(b) a weekly rest period of at least 36 consecutive hours, which, unless otherwise agreed, must include a Sunday.


(2) Clauses 9(1), 11(1) and 16(2) shall not apply to an employee while engaged in emergency work.