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

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination No 5: Learnerships

30. Termination


(1) An employer may only terminate the contract of employment of a learner if:
(a) the period of duration specified in the learnership agreement has expired;
(b) the learner successfully completes the learnership;
(c) the employer and learner have agreed in writing to terminate the learnership agreement, or if there is no such agreement the SETA which registered the agreement approves its termination; or
(d) the learner is fairly dismissed for a reason related to the learner’s conduct or capacity as an employee.