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The National Minimum Wage Amendment – Government Gazette, 17 February 2020, Number 43026

The Minister of Employment and Labour has announced the new National Minimum Wage.

According to the Government Gazette, No. 43026, published on 17 February 2020, the new minimum wage rate, which is applicable from the 1st of March 2020, is now R20.76 per hour (R3500 per month).

Despite the above, farmworkers are to be paid a minimum wage of R18.68 per hour (including domestic workers and security guards employed on farms), and domestic workers, who are not employed on farms, are to be paid a minimum wage of R15.57 per hour.

Employers may not deduct for any contributions for an employee’s transport, food, accommodation or gratuities unless specified otherwise in a sectoral determination. The deductions which employers on farms may make are attached.

This minimum wage applies to all workers: casual, temporary, permanent or fixed term.

For more information, on deductions, please be sure to NOTE:  DEDUCTIONS:- Page 7 – 9 of the BASIC CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT ACT,NO 75 OF 1997

If you have any questions about the National Minimum Wage Act, please contact us on (033) 266 6170 or admin@maalaw.co.za.