National Minimum Wage Draft Bill

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Employment and Labour

National Minimum Wage Bill

The Department of Labour has published the National Minimum Wage Draft Bill, and is asking you to comment.

The National Minimum Wage Bill (NMW Bill) makes provision for the introduction of a minimum wage of R20 per hour which is due to come into effect on 1 May 2018.  There are a few exceptions to the national minimum wage which include:

  • The minimum wage for farm workers will be 90% of R20 per hour (R18 per hour);
  • The minimum wage for domestic workers will be 75% of R20 per hour (R15 per hour);
  • The minimum wage for workers on an expanded public works programme is R11 per hour).

The NEDLAC social partners have agreed that the farm, forestry and domestic sectors will be brought up to 100% of the NMW within two years pending research by the National Minimum Wage Commission. 

Comments and Enquiries can be emailed to [email protected] or [email protected] by no later than Wednesday, 10 January 2018.