n Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg - Taxi sectoral determination : (re)affirming social security and labour law protection for the taxi sector : aantekeninge

Volume 2006, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0257-7747
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2207



On 1 July 2005 a sectoral determination establishing conditions of employment and minimum wages for the taxi sector came into force (sectoral determination 11: taxi sector 2005 (hereinafter the determination)). The determination was promulgated pursuant to section 51(1) of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997. This section provides the minister of labour with discretion to issue a sectoral determination establishing basic conditions of employment for employees in different industries. The determination comprises thirty-four clauses classified under eight parts (ie application, minimum wages, particulars of employment, hours of work, leave, prohibition of employment of children and forced labour, termination of employment, and general provisions). For the purpose of this contribution, the determination will be discussed under the following headings: scope of application, minimum wages, hours of work, leave, prohibition of employment of children and forced labour, and termination of employment. This will be followed by general observations.

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