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

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination 5 : Learnerships

5. Payment of remuneration


(1) An employer must pay to a learner any remuneration that is paid in money:
(a) in South African currency;
(b) daily, weekly, fortnightly or monthly; and
(c) in cash, by cheque or by direct deposit into an account designated by the learner.


(2) Any remuneration paid in cash or by cheque must be given to each learner:
(a) at the workplace or at a place agreed to by the learner;
(b) during the learner's working hours or within 15 minutes of the commencement or conclusion of those hours; and
(c) in a sealed envelope which becomes the property of the learner.


(3) An employer must pay remuneration not later than seven days after:
(a) the completion of the period for which the remuneration is payable; or
(b) the termination of the learnership.


(4) Subclause (3)(b) does not apply to any pension or provident fund payment to a learner that is made in terms of the rules of the fund.