WATCH: National Minimum Wage to take effect in January

President Cyril Ramaphosa will proclaim the effective date for the minimum wage at a ceremony in Kliptown, Soweto.

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the National Minimum Wage will come into effect on 1 January 2019.

This legislation sets a historic precedent in the protection of low-earning workers and provides a platform for reducing inequality in society and decreasing huge disparities in income in the national labour market.

This means that no worker can be paid less than R20 per hour.                                         

The announcement was made in Kliptown.