mildredoliphantFin24 reports that the minimum wage for domestic workers, including housekeepers, gardeners, nannies and domestic drivers, will be increased from 1 December 1 2016.  

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant announced in a statement on Monday that the latest wage rates will be applicable until 30 November 2017.  According to the new sectoral determination, domestic workers in metropolitan areas (as defined) who work more than 27 ordinary hours per week will earn a minimum of R2,422.54 per month, R559.09 per week or R12.42 per hour, which represents an 8.2% increase from the previous year.  Those in non-metropolitan areas must earn at least R2,205.17 per month, R508.93 per week or R11.31 per hour, which represent a 10% increase from the previous year.  Rates are also set for workers who work less than 27 hours per week.

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