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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 B : Wages

5. Payment of wages


(1) An employer must pay a domestic worker—
(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 domestic worker.


(2) Any payment in cash or by cheque must be given to each domestic worker—
(a) at the workplace;
(b) during the domestic worker's working hours; and
(c) in a sealed envelope which becomes the property of the domestic worker.


(3) An employer must pay a domestic worker on the normal pay day agreed too by the domestic worker.