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

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination 4 : Clothing and Knitting Sector, South Africa

19. Prohibition of employment


(1) An employer shall not—
(a) employ any person under the age of 15 years; or
(b) a child who is under the minimum school leaving age in terms of any law, if he or she is 15 years or older;


(2) An employer shall not employ a child in employment—
(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) All forced labour is prohibited.