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November : Labour Amendment Acts

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29 November, 2018

Labour Amendment Acts

Please find attached 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.
Source: Agri SA