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23 March, 2020

Rise in the National Minimum Wage


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.

Source: FSA