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South Africa: A person may not require or permit a child to work if the child is under 15 years of age or is under the minimum school leaving age in terms of any law. A person may also not require or permit a child to perform such work or services that are inappropriate for his/her age; that place at risk the child’s well-being, education, physical or mental health, or spiritual, moral or social development. A person who contravenes these provisions commits an offence and can be imprisoned for a period of three years along with a fine. Employment of children under 15 may be allowed in the performance of advertising, sports, artistic or cultural activities. Source: § 43, 55 & 93 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 1997 (last amended in 2014)

South Africa: Forced Labour is prohibited under the Constitution and the BCEA. No person may for his or her own benefit or for the benefit of someone else, cause, demand or impose forced labour on any person. A person who violates this provision commits an offence and may be punished with an imprisonment term for 3 years along with a fine. Source: § 13 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 1996, § 48 & 93 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 1997 (last amended in 2014)

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