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ramaphosa2ANA reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday proclaim the effective date for the recently approved national minimum wage (NMW).  

The National Minimum Wage Act was assented to two weeks ago and sets the NMW at R20 per hour.  The Presidency said Ramaphosa had elected to conduct the proclamation in a ceremonial setting in order to affirm the centrality of collaboration and consensus among social partners in the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) to the resolution of challenges facing the country.  “Kliptown has been selected for this engagement for its place in South Africa’s liberation history as the site of the adoption of the Freedom Charter which six decades ago called for a minimum wage as part of protection for vulnerable workers,” the Presidency indicated.

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