BASIC CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT ACT, 1997
SUMMARY TO BE KEPT BY AN EMPLOYER IN TERMS OF SECTION 30
The following is a summary of the provisions of the most important sections of the Basic
Conditions of Employment Act, 1997, as amended.
1. APPLICATION OF THE ACT : SECTION 3
The Act applies to all employees and employers except members of the National Defence
Force, National Intelligence Agency, South African Secret Service and unpaid volunteers
working for an organisation with a charitable purpose.
The basic conditions of employment contained in the Act form part of the contract of
employment of employees covered by the Act. Some, but not all, basic conditions of
employment may be varied by individual or collective agreements in accordance with the
provisions of the Act. (see paragraph 7 below).
2. REGULATION OF WORKING TIME : CHAPTER TWO
This chapter does not apply to senior managerial employees, employees engaged as sales staff
who travel and employees who work less than 24 hours a month.