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Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Act No. 66 of 1995)


Bargaining Council for the Motor Ferry Industry

Main Collective Agreement

15. Sangoma Leave



15.1 Subject to clause 15.2 below employers shall recognize Sangomas (traditional healers) for the purposes of sick leave.3  Sangoma leave will only be recognised where the employee gives the employer prior notice of his/her intention to consult a Sangoma.


15.2 In cases where a medical certificate would be required in the normal course of events and the employee has complied with clause 15.1 above then the employee is required to provide a satisfactory letter from the Sangoma he/she has consulted, that states that the employee is incapacitated due to illness, gives the nature of the illness and specifies the period of time for which the employee is booked off.


15.3 The number of days paid sick leave is as per clause 14 above.



3 This means that if employees decide to visit a Sangoma rather than a doctor and are booked off sick by the Sangoma, then this will be regarded by the employers in the same manner as a sick leave certificate.