JOHANNESBURG - The Labour Department is urging households to comply with wage increases for domestic workers come March this year.
Domestic workers will earn R23 per hour when the new minimum wage is applied to their category.
Currently, there are 900 thousand domestic workers in South Africa.
While the number decreased significantly at the peak of the pandemic, the industry is once again on the rise.
When the new minimum wage is implemented domestic workers minimum wages will rise by 20 percent.
This means that the average monthly salary of a domestic will amount to around R3,700.
Those households who cannot afford to increase wages can apply for an exemption at a labour centre.
The Labour Department says employers who fail to comply could face legal action.