National Minimum Wage Annual Review

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Employment and Labour

The National Minimum Wage Commission has published its report and recommendations on the annual review of the national minimum wage and is asking you to comment.

This call for written sibmissions is published in accordance with section 6(2) of the National Minimum Wage Act, No. 9 of 2018

Comments can be emailed to  by Friday,13 January 2023 


Annual review

6. (1) The Commission must review the national minimum wage annually and make recommendations to the Minister on any adjustment of the national minimum wage, which minimum wage must commence on a date fixed by the President by proclamation in the Gazette.

(2) The review report to the Minister must reflect any alternative views, including those of the public, in respect of any recommendations made in terms of subsection (1).

(3) The Commission must forward the report on its review and its recommendations for the next year to the Minister on a date fixed by the President by proclamation in the Gazette.

 (4) If the Minister does not agree with, or requires clarity in respect of, the report and recommendations, the Minister may, in the prescribed manner, refer the report and recommendations back to the Commission to clarify or reconsider its recommendations.

(5) The Minister must, by a date fixed by the President by proclamation in the Gazette, determine the adjustment to the national minimum wage, and by notice in the Gazette, amend the national minimum wage contained in Schedules 1 and 2.

(6) The Minister must, within seven days of the publication of the amended Schedules in the Gazette, table the amended Schedules 1 and 2 in Parliament and publish the final report of the Commission in a prescribed manner.