Annual Leave in South Africa
Basic Conditions of Employment legislation requires that workers get a minimum of 21 consecutive days of annual leave in South Africa each year. Employers can only pay workers instead of granting annual leave when employment is terminated.
The Basic Conditions of Employment Act applies to all employers and workers, but not -members of the –
National Defence Force,
National Intelligence Agency, or
South African Secret Service; or
unpaid volunteers working for charity.
The section of the Act that regulate working hours does not apply to:
workers in senior management
sales staff who travel and regulate their own working hours
workers who work less than 24 hours in a month
workers who earn more than R115 572 per year
workers engaged in emergency work are excluded from certain provisions.
The provisions for annual leave in South Africa do not apply to –
- workers who work less than 24 hours a month
- leave over and above that provided for by the Act
- Applies to all employers and workers and regulates leave, working hours, employment contracts, deductions, pay slips, and termination