ramaphosa2TMG Digital reports that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a seven-person panel to advise on the appropriate level at which a proposed national minimum wage should be set.  

The National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) panel comprises representatives of government‚ labour‚ business and the community charged with‚ among others matters‚ determining the national minimum wage, Presidency spokesman Ronnie Mamoepa said in a statement.  In 2014‚ President Jacob Zuma called on Nedlac social partners, under the leadership of Ramaphosa, to address low wages‚ wage inequalities, a national minimum wage‚ and violent and protracted strikes.  The panel of advisers will take into account work done so far by the council’s technical task teams.


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