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Nom: Mines and Works Amendment Act, 1991. No. 13.
Pays: Afrique du Sud
Sujet(s): Mineurs; Conditions de travail; Politique et promotion de l'emploi, services de l'emploi; Élimination du travail des enfants, protection des enfants et des adolescents
Type de loi: Loi
Adopté le: 1991-03-18
Entry into force:
Publié le: Government Gazette, 1991-04-03, No. 13117, Vol. 310, p. 1-7
ISN: ZAF-1991-L-22403
Bibliographie: Government Gazette, 1991-04-03, No. 13117, Vol. 310, p. 1-7
Résumé/Citation: Amends the Mines and Works Act, 1956, in order to further regulate the circumstances in which women may work at mines or works; to provide for more severe penalties to be prescribed in the relevant regulations for contravention thereof or failure to comply therewith; to increase certain penalties under the said Act; to declare certain negligent acts offences; and to provide for matters connected therewith. Section 11 of the 1956 Act, as amended, now provides that "No person under the age of 16 years shall work underground in a mine, and nobody shall cause or permit any such person so to work". The same applies to women, subject to four exceptions covering women in managerial positions not performing manual work, those in health or welfare services, those having to spend a period underground in a mine for training or research purposes in the course of their studies, and those occasionally having to go in a mine for the purposes of a non-manual occupation. Section 15 of the same Act is amended to make stricter provisions for occupational health and safety in mines.

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