Question NW575 to the Minister of Labour

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17 April 2018 - NW575

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) Why does the Government include the jobs created under the Expanded Public Works Programme in the number of jobs it has created while still paying a poverty wage, (b) is it her position that it is acceptable that the Government employs persons at R 11 an hour and (c) is the R 11 an hour rate in line with the Government's position of a living wage?


a) The Expanded Public Works Programme is a programme that falls under the Department of Public Works’ remit therefore I would not be qualified to respond to this question.

b) Same as Above

c) Same as Above.

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