@crackersa, does that mean the act can override this, i.e. since its less than 6 months can I approach them and request a 2 week notice instead?
If you walk out do they not hold you in any breach of contract whereby you owe a salary's worth for the notice period mentioned.
Honestly, this company X does have a high turnover and its a pity you do not really know until you sign the contract and work there a while. I have heard a couple of people frustrated too, in whispers
No. The two weeks is a minimum. They could legally make your notice period a year if they want.
You'd be in breach of contract and technically they could come after you for damages due to you leaving earlier than your notice period, if you leave before your notice period.