earningsThe Citizen reports that the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) announced on Monday that the new rate for the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for an hour worked would be R20.76.  

The department said Minister Thulas Nxesi had signed a notice published in the Government Gazette, which approved the new rate that would be applicable as of Sunday, 1 March.  “The new amendment to the NMW is in line with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, which allows for an annual review,” the department indicated in a statement.  The revision also entitles farmworkers to a minimum wage of R18.68 per hour.  Domestic workers will entitled to a minimum wage of R15.57 per hour and workers employed on an expanded public works programme (EPWP) will receive a minimum wage of R11.42 per hour.  The department said the NMW was the floor level below which no employee could be paid, and it did not include any other allowances.  The NMW came into effect on 1 January 2019 at a level of R20 per hour.


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