19 March 2021 - NW636
Mkhonto, Ms C N to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour
Whether he has done any compliance assessment with the provisions of the National Minimum Wage Act, Act 9 of 2018, since it became effective; if not, why not; if so, what (a) sectors has he found are not complying with the national minimum wage and (b) steps has he taken to ensure that they comply?
The Department has compliance assessment to determine compliance with the provisions of the National Minimum Wage Act 9 of 2018. For the 2019/20 a total number of 134 964 inspections were conducted
a) The following sectors were found not have complied with the provisions of the National Minimum Wage:
• Wholesale & Retail
• Private Security
(b) Those not complying were issued with the statutory non-compliance notice (undertaking/compliance orders). Those that did not comply with the terms of the compliance notices were referred for prosecution, at the expiry of the notice.