Nxesi announces new minimum wage for SA

File: Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi.

File: Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi. AFP/Glyn Kirk

JOHANNESBURG - Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has announced a new minimum wage for South Africa.

On Monday he announced that the national minimum wage has been increased to R23.19 for an ordinary hour of work.

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The will increase by 6.9% increase comes into effect on 1 March.

This would raise the salary of a domestic worker to R23 per hour up from R19.09 in 2021.  

The adjustments follow a recent proposal by the National Minimum Wage Commission to increase domestic worker salaries to 100% of the National Minimum Wage.


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