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parliamentEWN reports that Deputy President David Mabuza told Parliament on Monday that the national minimum wage (NMW) implementation date would be announced and publicised in “due course”.  

In a written parliamentary reply, Mabuza said that a select committee of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) would be considering three labour matters, inclusive of the National Minimum Wage Bill which will provide for a minimum wage of R20 an hour or R3,500 a month.  On concerns and objections to the bill, Mabuza said these had been considered and dealt with by the portfolio committee on labour and that further concerns would have to be dealt with by the NCOP select committee.  Only once the select committee had concluded its work would it be possible to consider a date for promulgation of the bill as well as a date for the implementation of the NMW.

  • A short report by Babalo Ndenze is at EWN

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