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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

23. Uniforms, overalls and protective clothing


(1) An employer shall supply, free of charge, any uniform, overall, gumboots, cap or other protective clothing which he or she is required by any law to provide to an employee or which the employee is required by any law to wear.


(2) An employer to whom subclause (1) does not apply but who nevertheless, explicitly or implicitly, requires an employee to wear any such protective clothing shall supply it free of charge.


(3) Any such protective clothing which has been provided to an employee free of charge shall remain the property of the employer.