Minimum Wage

Minimum wage decisions—Ignoring them will not make them go away

Author: Ian Hurst — Managing Director, Paymaster People Solutions The minimum wage will be introduced on the 1 May 2018. The minimum wage will be set at R20 per hour. This means that an employee who works a 40-hour week will earn R800 per week, which equates to R3500 per month. (Calculation: R800 multiplied by [...]

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Preparing for Minimum Wages and Equal Pay

Author: Ian Hurst — Managing Director, Paymaster People Solutions During the 21st Annual NEDLAC Summit held on 9 September 2016, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said that NEDLAC was making progress in achieving labour market stability by working to reduce income inequality and through the introduction of the concept of a national minimum wage.[1] Be prepared [...]

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Hospitality Industry – New Minimum Wage

New wage rates for the hospitality industry must be applied from 1st Just 2015. The increased rates have been announced by the Minister of Labour and will apply until 30 June 2016. All workers employed by hotels, lodges, game farms, fast food outlets, restaurants, coffee shops, guest houses and Bed and Breakfasts will received a [...]

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New minimum wage for domestics

New minimum wage for domestics Cape Town - The minimum wage of domestic workers will rise from next month, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant announced on Friday. From December 1, the minimum wage of those working more than 27 hours a week in metropolitan areas will be R9.63 an hour, while that of their rural and [...]

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