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Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993)

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Health and Safety of Children at Work Regulations

2. Purpose and interpretation

 

 

1) The purpose of these regulations is to prohibit or place conditions upon the work that may be required, expected or permitted to be performed by child workers, and which is not prohibited in terms of any law.

 

2) No provision in these regulations may be interpreted as permitting the employment of-
a) a child who is under 15 years of age or is subject to compulsory schooling in terms of any law;
b) a child who is 15 years of age or older and is not subject to compulsory schooling in any work which is prohibited in terms of any law.

 

3) Any person who requires or permits a child worker to work must comply with these regulations in addition to any other provisions of this Act, its regulations or any other law applicable to such work.

 

4) These regulations must be interpreted in accordance with International Labour Organisation's Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999.¹

 

[¹] The text of the Convention is available at www.ilo.org