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New minimum wage announced

Updated: Jul 21, 2023

The National Minimum Wages contained in Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 were amended by GN3069 GG 48094 p3 21Feb2023. The amendments are binding with effect from 1 March 2023.

The new minimum wage is R25.42 for each ordinary hour worked with effect from 1 March 2023. Farm workers and domestic workers are entitled to the same minimum wage. Workers employed on an expanded public works program are entitled to a minimum wage of R13.97 per hour. Workers who have concluded learnership agreements in terms of section 17 of the Skills Development Act 97 of 1998, are entitled to certain allowances as provided in the Schedule of the government gazette notice.

Date posted: 22 February 2023

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