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earningsEWN reports that the bill that will pave the way for a National Minimum Wage (NMW) has been published for public comment.  

In his State of the Nation Address (Sona) last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa said government was still on track to implement the NMW from 1 May this year.  The introduction of a NMW is expected to increase the earnings of more than six million working South Africans.  Government says it hopes the NMW will reduce wage inequality while maintaining economic growth and employment creation.  Under the new law, employers would have to pay their staff a minimum wage of R20 an hour.  But it will exclude farm workers, domestic workers and those working on an extended public works programme, whose wages are determined by separate sectoral determinations.  The public has until 16 March to make representations to Parliament on the new bill.

  • Read this report by Lindsay Dentlinger at EWN

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