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mildredoliphantBusinessLive reports that labour minister Mildred Oliphant has finally appointed the 13-member national minimum wage commission following a tussle over candidates that delayed the implementation of the law in 2018.  

Oliphant will apparently publicly announce the members of the commission this week.  The new commission will be chaired by Professor Adriaan van der Walt, labour law academic at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.  He occupied the same position at the Employment Conditions Commission.  Other appointees will include Global Business Solutions CEO Jonathan Goldberg and Nedbank executive Kaizer Moyane, who were nominated by the business grouping at Nedlac.  Wits University’s dean of commerce, law and management, Professor Imraan Valodia, who chaired the expert panel that recommended the R20 rate, senior economist at Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies Neva Makgetla and associate professor of sociology at Wits Sarah Mosoetsa will be appointed as independent experts.  Cosatu deputy general secretary Solly Phetoe will also sit on the commission.  The National Minimum Wage Act establishes a commission that will, among other functions, review the national minimum wage and recommend its adjustment annually, and investigate and report on the effect of the regime.

  • Read Theto Mahlakoana’s report on this story in full at BusinessLive


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