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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

1. Definitions

1.1 Definitions of the occupations, capacities and duties of employees in the Clothing Division and Knitting Division

(d) Other occupations, capacities and duties of employees in the Clothing and Knitting Division


"band knife cutter"

means an employee who cuts out all articles of wearing apparel, linings, trimmings or interlinings with a band knife;


"clerical employee"

means an employee who is engaged in:

(a) writing, typing and filing;
(b) operating a calculating machine, computer terminal, punch-card machine or accounting machine;
(c) any other clerical work and includes a cashier, despatch clerk, storeperson, shipping clerk, invoice clerk, workstudy clerk and telephone switchboard operator but does not include any other class of employee elsewhere defined, even though clerical work may form part of such an employee’s work.


"assistant head cutter"

means a person who assists the head-cutter in creating designs, styles, fashions and in making patterns, grading patterns and planning cutting jobs;


"head cutter"

means a person who actively supervisors the cutting room and designs, styles and fashions makes patterns, grades patterns and who plans cutting jobs;



means an employee engaged in guarding premises, buildings or other property;


"driver of a motor vehicle"

means an employee who is engaged in driving a motor vehicle and for the purpose of this definition "driving a motor vehicle" includes all periods of driving and any times spent by the driver on work connected with the vehicle or the load and all periods during which he or she is obliged to remain at his or her post in readiness to drive.