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National Minimum Wage 2024 Gazette

The Minister of Employment and Labour has announced the new National Minimum Wage (NMW) for 2024.  The increase is 8.5 % for farm workers, increasing the hourly rate to R27.58 per hour. The amendment will become binding on 1 March 2024.

 

The GG Extract issued on 02/02/24 reads:

Schedule 1 National Minimum Wage (section 6(5))

  • Substitute clause 1 under schedule 1 as reflected in Government Gazette No 48094 of 21 February 2023 with the following:

 

  1. Subject to item 2, the national minimum wage is R27,58 for each ordinary hour worked.
  2. Despite item 1-
  1. Farm workers are entitled to a minimum wage of R27,58 per hour;
  2. Domestic workers are entitled to a minimum wage of R27,58 per hour;
  3. Workers employed on an expanded public works programme are entitled to a minimum wage of R15,16 per hour; and
  4. Workers who have concluded learnership agreements contemplated in section 17 of the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act no 97 of 1998), are entitled to the allowances contained in schedule 2.

 

For the full gazette click here:  50073 02-02 Employment Labour