National Minimum Wage Increase for 2021

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The Minister of Employment and Labour has amended the national minimum wages contained in Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 of the National Minimum Wage Act as published in Government Notice No. R.175 of 17 February 2020.


The national minimum wage for each ordinary hour worked is increased to R21.69;

  • farmworkers are entitled to R21.69 per hour;

  • domestic workers are entitled to R19.09 per hour;

  • workers employed on an expanded public works programmes are entitled to R11.93 per hour;

  • workers who have concluded learnership agreements are entitled to the allowances set out in schedule 2.


The amendments shall become binding as from 1 March 2021.

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