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

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination 5 : Learnerships

4. Calculation of remuneration and allowances


(1) A learner's allowance is calculated by reference to the number of hours the learner normally works.


(2) For the purposes of calculating the allowance of a learner, a learner is deemed normally to work:
(a) 45 hours in a week, unless the learner ordinarily works a lesser number of hours in a week;
(b) nine hours in a day, or seven and a half hours in the case of a learner who works for more than five days a week, or the number of hours that a learner works in a day in terms of an agreement concluded in accordance with clause 11, unless the learner normally works a lesser number of hours in a day.


(5) A learner's monthly remuneration or allowance is four and one-third times the learner's weekly remuneration or allowance, respectively.


(6) If a learner's remuneration or allowance fluctuates significantly from period to period, any payment to that learner in terms of this Act must be calculated by reference to the learner's remuneration or allowance during:
(a) the preceding 13 weeks; or
(b) if the learner has been in employment for a shorter period, that period.