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National Minimum Wage Act, 2018

National Minimum Wage

On Friday 23 November 2018 Presiident Cyril Ramaphosa signed the National Minimum Wage Act and three other labour amendment acts into law resulting in the national minimum wage commencing on 1 January 2019 ie. Members must thus implement the new minimum wage of R18 per hour for agriculture and forestry, including domestic and security guards employed on farms as of this date.

Please find on the Kwanalu website the following Acts that have been signed into law by the President, Cyril Ramaphosa:

Please note that the commencement date is 1 January 2019, but that the formal proclamation will be circulated as soon as it is received.   Any future increases will be handled by the NMW Commission and proclamated in a gazette by the president.

As far as the NMW is concerned, the special dispensation is as follows (Schedule 1 of the NMW Act):

  • R18 per hour for agricultural and forestry workers, including domestic workers and security guards employed on farms;
  • R15 per hour for domestic workers who are not employed on farms;
  • R11 per hour for EPWP workers.