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

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination 7 : Domestic Worker Sector, South Africa

Part A: Application

1. Application


(1) The determination applies to the employment of all domestic workers in the Republic of South Africa including domestic workers—
(a) employed or supplied by employment services ;
(b) employed as independent contractors.


(2) This determination does not apply to domestic workers—
(a) employed on farms on which employees performing agricultural work are employed;
(b) covered by another sectoral determination in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act; or
(c) covered by an agreement of a bargaining council in terms of the Labour Relations Act, 1995.


(3) Only clauses 2 and 3 setting minimum wages apply to domestic workers who work less than 24 hours per month for an employer .


(4) The provisions of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act apply to all domestic workers covered by this determination and their employers in respect of any matter not regulated by this sectoral determination.