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Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997

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75 of 1997

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997 intends:

  • to give effect to the right to fair labour practices referred to in section 23(1) of the Constitution by establishing and making provision for the regulation of basic conditions of employment; and
  • thereby to comply with the obligations of the Republic as a member state of the International Labow Organisation; and
  • to provide for matters connected therewith.



  • 21 March 1998, Sections 6(3), 6(4), 43 to 48 and 51 to 65 (Gazette 18731 of 13 March 1998)
  • 1 December 1998, remaining sections (Gazette 19453 of 13 November 1998)



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