Government Gazette no 34648 provides for the farm and forestry minimum wages for employees from 1 March 2016 to 28 February 2019. The gazette can be found on the Kwanalu website under hot issues/legislation. www.kwanalu.co.za
It has been announced that the minimum wage increase for 1 March 2017 to 28 February 2018 is the available CPI excluding owners’ equivalent rent as released by Statistic South Africa six weeks prior to the increment date. The result is CPI = 7% + 1% = 8% increase.
If you are unable to meet the minimum wage obligation and require a Section 50 variation you will need to complete the application for Ministerial Determination Form BCEA6 which can be found on the Department of Labour website or the Kwanalu Website.