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southafricalogoIndependent News reports that the Department of Employment and Labour’s (DEL’s) national minimum wage hotline received about 178,000 complaints over the six months since it was introduced.  

This was revealed by DEL Minister Thulas Nxesi in response to parliamentary questions from IFP MP Xolani Ngwezi, who had asked whether complaints were being made through the Impimpa hotline.  Ngwezi also inquired whether the department has published the findings from the complaints on its website, and requested details of the expenditure on the R20 million earmarked to raise awareness of the hotline.  In his written response, Nxesi said:  “Since the launch of the national minimum wage Impimpa hotline in March, employees have been making use of this service.  As to date, about 178,000 cases were recorded on the dashboard, but it has unfortunately been temporarily put on hold as the department has received more numbers than anticipated which has put the department under pressure with regards to funding.’’  The minister said a dashboard was built to extract data from the system for publication on the DEL’s website on a weekly basis.  While data was subsequently published on the website, that was unfortunately halted as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown.  The department used a mix of media platforms and paid over R21m to market the hotline.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Mayibongwe Maqhina at Independent News

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