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What’s in a Learnership Pay Slip?

Each time learners are paid, the Department of Labour requires that employers give them a pay slip containing certain details. Learners are welcome to register stipend complaints on Keep Climbing. The Basic Conditions of Employment Act applies in respect of any matter not covered by Sectoral Determination 5: Learnerships. Basic Guide to Learnership Pay Slips  Content of…
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Illegal SETA Learnerships and Contract Basics

Keep Climbing receives complaints and copies of unlawful Learnership contracts. In some cases employers force learners to falsify documents and commit fraud. In others, employers illegally claim money from learners and unfairly dismiss learners for minor offences. Even if you have no complaint about your learnership provider, send a copy of your contract so we…
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How Learnership Stipends Increase Youth Vulnerability

A stipend is income issued to unemployed candidates placed on internships, learnerships and apprenticeships. These candidates are not viewed as equal citizens but merely as NQF levels. Stipend amounts are not based on the realistic living conditions of participating youth, many of whom either live independently or must contribute support to households. Employers who pay learners…
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Learnerships, Public Holidays, Emergency Work and Pay for Annual Leave

Public holidays, emergency work and annual leave are covered in clauses 17 - 20 of Sectoral Determination 5 : Learnerships. Public Holidays, Emergency Work and Annual Leave Pay Learners are entitled to public holidays and annual leave. There may be times when learners are required to do emergency work and employers respond by paying learners…
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List of Regulations in Sectoral Determination 5 : Learnerships

Learnerships are both a form of training and employment. Learnerships are  delivered and managed within the context of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act no 75 of 1997 and Section 18(4) of the Skills Development Act, No 97 of 1998. Sectoral Determination 5 : Learnerships establishes conditions of employment and rates of allowances for learners in South…
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Learnership Contract of Employment and Termination

How to end Learnerships Legally Employers who accept unemployed candidates for Learnerships need to provide them with a contract of employment for the duration of the training programme. A learner is also entitled to receive a certificate of service from employers if the learnership is terminated. Extracted from the Department of Labour's Sectoral Determination 5:…
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Learnerships, Pregnancy and Family Responsibility

Learners are entitled to maternity leave. What if I'm pregnant and on a Learnership? According to Sectoral Determination 5: Learnerships, you cannot be fired. Here is the specific legislation about maternity leave. Maternity Leave (Number 24 of the Determination) (1) (a)     A learner is entitled to at least four consecutive months' maternity leave. (b)    A…
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