EMPLOYMENT OF YOUNG PERSONS AND CHILDREN ACT
[Am by s 2 of Act 10 of 2004.]
Arrangement of Sections
1. Short title
EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN
3. Definition of “industrial undertaking” for the purposes of Part II
4. Prohibition of employment of children in industrial undertakings
4A. Prohibition of employment of child
4B. Prohibition of employment of child in worst form of labour
EMPLOYMENT OF YOUNG PERSONS
6. Definition of “industrial undertaking” for the purposes of Part III
7. Employees under the age of sixteen years
8. Prohibition of employment of young persons in night work
9. Exception in favour of certain undertakings
10. Exception in cases of emergency
EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN
17A. Prohibition of Employment of young persons in Employment or work detrimental to health, safety and morals
17B. Prohibition of employment of young person in worst form of labour
18. Powers of Labour Officers and police officers
to regulate the employment of young persons, and children; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
[13th April, 1933]
Act 10 of 1933,
Act 18 of 1936,
Act 40 of 1938,
Act 49 of 1950,
Act 47 of 1963,
Act 36 of 1967,
Act 14 of 1989,
Act 4 of 1991,
Act 13 of 1994,
Act 10 of 2004.
GN 233 of 1964,
GN 499 of 1964.
This Act may be cited as the Employment of Young Persons and Children Act.
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
“child” means a person under the age of fifteen years;
[Am by s 3(a) of Act 10 of 2004.]
“covered worksite” means any public or private undertaking and includes any commercial, agricultural or domestic worksite and any undertaking in which only members of the same family are employed;
[Ins by s 3(b) of Act 10 of 2004.]
“night” means a period of at least eleven consecutive hours, including the interval between ten o’clock in the evening and five o’clock in the morning;
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