Comments requested on BCEA amendment bill

This is a quotation from the site. If you are an HR person, or a consultant working with BCEA, or are working in a sector affected by a Sectoral Determination, you might want to consider making a comment on the proposed changes.

“The Portfolio Committee on Labour invites interested individuals and stakeholders to submit written comments on the following legislation, with the purpose detailed below:


To amend the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997, so as to substitute and insert certain definitions; to provide for daily wage payments applicable to certain employees; to repeal the provisions dealing with sectoral determinations and Employment Conditions Commission; to extend the jurisdiction of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration; to extend the provisions for monitoring and enforcement by the labour inspector to include enforcement of the provisions of the National Minimum Wage Act, 2017, the Unemployment Insurance Act and the Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act; to provide for claims for underpayment; to provide for transitional arrangements to regulate sectoral determinations currently in force and to strengthen collective bargaining in respect of the sectors regulated by those sectoral determinations; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

The closing date for written submissions is Friday, 16 March 2018 at 16:30.
In addition to the written submissions, please indicate if you are interested in making a verbal presentation to the Committee.

Enquiries, as well as written submissions, can be directed to the Portfolio Committee on Labour, (for attention: Mr Zolani Sakasa), Parliament of RSA, P.O. Box 15, Cape Town, 8000 or emailed to

Copies of the Bill can be obtained from Mr Zolani Sakasa on tel: 021 403 3735, cell: 083 709 8488 or at
Issued by: Ms FS Loliwe, MP, Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Labour.

The amended BCEA is attached:
BCEA amendment bill 30-2017

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