MALAWI:   EMPLOYMENT ACT, 2000                                                     MALAWI SDNP
against child  
 21. (l) Subject to subsection (2), no person under the age of 
            fourteen shall be employed or work in any public or private 
            agricultural,   industrial or non-industrial undertaking or any branch 

      (2) Subsection (1) shall not apply to work done in homes, vocational 
            technical schools or other training institutions: 

            Provided that work done in a vocational technical school or other 
            training institution is- 

           (a) approved and supervised by a public authority; or 

           (b) an integral part of the educational or vocational training 
                 programme for which the school or institution is responsible.

 22. (1) No person between the age of fourteen and eighteen years shall work 
             or be employed in any occupation or activity that is likely to be- 

             (a) harmful to the health, safety, education, morals or development 
                  of such a person; or 

             (b) prejudicial to his attendance at school or any other vocational or 
                   training programme. 

          (2) The Minister may, in consultation with relevant organizations 
                of employers and employees, specify, by notice published in the 
                Gazette, occupations or activities which, in his opinion, are likely to 
                have the effect mentioned in subsection (1).

Register of  
young  persons 
 23. Every employer shall keep a register of any person under 
       the age of eighteen years employed by or working for him. 
 against this  
  24. Any person who contravenes any provision of this Part shall be guilty 
        of an offence and liable to a fine of K20,000 and to imprisonment for 
        five years.