In terms of the Government Gazette, Regulation Gazette No. 11041, Vol. 656, dated 17 February 2020, No. 43026;
The National minimum wage is R20.76 for each ordinary hour worked with effect from 01 March 2020.
The minimum hourly rate for Farm workers is R18.68.
The new domestic worker minimum wage increase will take effect from
01 March 2020. The domestic worker shall receive a minimum hourly rate of
R15.57, across the board.
The minimum hourly rate for Expanded Public Works Programme employees is R11.42.
Workers who have concluded Learnership agreements contemplated in section 17 of the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No.97 of 1998), are entitled to the allowances contained in Schedule 2, of the National Minimum Wage.
The minimum wage increase continues to be marginal, which means that these workers will continue to eke out a living in these dire economic times. These vulnerable employees do not have much to rejoice about in the forthcoming year and will continue to struggle to fight for their rights.
These current minimum hourly rates continue to be inadequate to financially sustain the employees and their families, on a month to month basis.