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Tina
Yes I do
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I understand that people are battling. I understand that some don't earn a lot but need assistance in their homes because they themselves HAVE to work. If that is the case, rather cut the hours of your domestic a bit and pay them their worth, because they are worth it.
What concerns me the most is that those who are deciding on the minimum wage earn so much more than they can spend as well as the CEOs of companies.
Come now folks, will earning a little less and not being able to afford caviar, private horses, bying your child a yacht, or motorcycle so that your staff can eat, make you feel deprived?
You lot up there earning in excess of R200k per month, think about the people who have to share a cup of rice or half loaf of bread for supper.
Reduce the "higher-ups" salaries and and make the minimum wage for all of these the same:
Farmworkers - currently at R21.69 per hour;
Domestic workers - currently at R19.09 per hour;
Workers on anexpanded public works - currently at R11.93 per hour.
Dude!!! R12 per hour!!! Some of you earn in excess of R20 PER MINUTE.
Increase salaries to our "feet on the ground", decrease for the "higher-ups" ... this will lead to more jobs and will ripple to the safety and security aspect of our city, provice and country which will lead to international investments and more money in the country and then more money for the workers.
Jacques
Not fully
Impact on unemployment
This will reduce the disposable income of households most probably resulting in more layoffs of domestic workers.

The SA government apply similar laws to both business and households. Households are however not allowed to deduct UIF and wage payments from taxable income. Why?
Elizabeth
No I do not
Impact on households
In the midst of the pandemic, with all the challenges faced by the companies who have survived the lockdowns, the looting and violence, it is unreasonable to expect these companies to find the additional funds to pay these increased minimum wage rates while having to pay more for electricity, imported goods, steel etc.

The government must stop choking the economy with these political ploys to win favor with their voters. Rather let 10 people work for a small salary, rather than having 1 work for a big salary while his 10 neighbours have no income.
Jannie
No I do not
Impact on unemployment
I have also been retrenched and have two people working at my home. To date - 1 year later, I have been paying them the same salary as when I was employed. I believe in helping each other, but this is becoming too much now. I am using my pension at this stage and it is running out and I am struggling to get work. The two people I am paying, what will happen to them when I have to let them go because of this new bill. So no, the bill will not support our country in bring the unemployment rate down it will instead only increase.
Luke
No I do not
The draft proposal in its entirety
Edgar
Yes I do
No concern
Minimum wage should become sufficient for people to have access to the basic needs such as shelter, education, food and medical care. By increasing the minimum wage you will also reduce crime and create a more sustainable society for all.
Carina
No I do not
Recommended increases
This is insane. Never that I worked and my employer increased my salary that much per month. Give a direction between what the percentage should be for increase but do not make it set and stone. If it is made set and stone and households can not afford to grant these demands from the Government, people are going to be without a job in the near future. Unemployment is insanely high in our country and we cannot afford to have more thereof.
Sandra
No I do not
The draft proposal in its entirety
During the time of the new Democracy nothing improved for the poor. The middle class are poorer and the rich richer. BBEEE meant that only a few benefitted. That is not the solution for this country. Most people can only give a work for less than the minimum wage and desperate people will earn more that from grant but we are not allowed to employ them. This is not the way to work. The demand for work will always be there. Unions demands makes even that nobody wants to employ anyone incase they strike or refuse to work for there salaries. With no minimum wage the most will benefit and there will be less demand on the Government to pay grants. If we do not do more work for less pay we will never succeed in this country.
Louise
No I do not
Impact on unemployment
It will make unemployment even worse
Theresa
No I do not
Impact on unemployment
This is going to lead to more job losses. I for one will have to do without the one day a week I have someone in to clean. There are so many households who lost one or both breadwinners and this will make it worse. Many companies are battling to survive. This will be the final nail in the coffin of the business. Politicians have no idea what is going on in this country at the moment.
Trevlyn
Not fully
Impact on households
Tony
No I do not
Impact on unemployment
Minimum wage cause middle class not to employ as it is unaffordable. With fuel, food, etc at sky high prices the poor gets poorer. At some stage the current tax component will not be able to support the unemployed.
hermann
No I do not
Impact on households
As a retired person I do not have a pension income. When and how will I be able to pay salaries (subsiding) and still pay for normal living expenses?

Government should start subsidize pensioners like myself and all, as my income falls just outside the maximum income allowed for a government grant
grant
No I do not
The draft proposal in its entirety
Ruth
No I do not
The draft proposal in its entirety
Increasing the minimum wage will not necessarily result in a better wage for all - it might well just backfire because this is a depressed economy and the only people that can actually afford these outlandish proposals are the trough scoffers - because no matter how this economy is bent under the whip of incompetence and corruption and wasteful expenditure - the trough scoffers still get their monthly wage. That's how totally out of touch you guys are with what is happening 'on the ground'. It will also not translate into more political support (as this proposal is apparently designed to be) because the reality is that more domestic workers will lose their jobs.
Schalk
No I do not
Impact on unemployment
Less people will be employed if salary is forced instead of free market negotiations.
Clary
No I do not
Impact on unemployment
Werkloses word glad nie in ag geneem nie. Soos met soveel ander sake is die regering ook hier vir Suid-Afrikaners eerder 'n las as 'n hulp. Mense word die reg ontneem om te kan werk. In 'n land met so 'n hoë werkloosheidsyfer soos Suid-Afrika sou 'n regering, wat dit vir werkgewers makliker maak om mense in diens te neem, baie meer van waarde en betekenisvol gewees het. Nie net vir werkgewers nie, maar ook vir almal wat graag eerder sou wou werk, al is dit vir 'n bietjie minder, as om leeg te lê. Maar die regering kan gerus voort stoomroller met hul agenda om alles te reguleer - die wiel is besig om te draai. Suid-Afrika se jongmense weet reeds hoe waardeloos en betekenisloos die regering met al sy leë beloftes werklik is.
Theo
No I do not
The draft proposal in its entirety
Scrap BEE. Scrap Unions. Scrap minimum wage. Scrap AA.
Anette
No I do not
Impact on unemployment
Constan
Yes I do
No concern