23 March, 2020
Rise in the National Minimum Wage
Thulas Nxesi, the Minister of
Employment and Labour, gazetted South Africa's new minimum
wage which took effect from 1 March 2020.
The new minimum wage of
R18.68 per hour, for each ordinary hour worked, for forestry
and farm workers heralds a 3.8% increase. The minimum wage
increases have not been backdated to the 1 January 2020 and
only came into force from the 1 March 2020.
Click here to access
the National Minimum Wage Government Gazette in full.