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

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination No 5: Learnerships

9. Ordinary hours of work


(1) Subject to clauses 8 to 18, an employer may not require or permit a learner to work more than:
(a) 45 hours in any week; and
(b) nine hours in any day if the learner works for five days or fewer in week; or
(c) eight hours in any day if the learner works on more than five days in a week.


(2) A learner's ordinary hours of work in terms of subclause (1) may by agreement be extended by up to 15 minutes in a day but not more than 60 minutes in a week to enable a learner whose duties include serving members of the public to continue performing those duties after the completion of ordinary hours of work.