Dear South Africa

The Department of Employment and Labour has published the National Minimum Wage Commission proposal for 2021 adjustment, and is asking you to comment.

In Section 6, the National Minimum Wage Act of 2018 requires that the Commission “review the national minimum age annually and make recommendations to the Minster on any adjustment of the national minimum wage.” The Act mandates the Commission’s review report to the Minister to reflect on alternative views, including those of the public. The majority of Commissioners recommended the national minimum wage should be increased by 1.5% above inflation.

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Dear South Africa

[CLOSED] Have your say – shape this draft proposal.

    Do you support the proposed National Minimum Wage adjustments?

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    Dear South Africa


    • The National Minimum Wage Commission recommends that the minimum wage be increased by inflation plus 1.5% next year.
    • the minimum wage for farmworkers to be the same level as the national minimum wage by next year.
    • Domestic workers should earn the same as other workers by 2022.
    • This would amount to an increase of about R450 per month for a domestic worker and about R350 per month for a farmworker over the next two years.


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