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South Africa: Domestic Worker's Wage Increase 2012

South Africa: Domestic Worker's Wage Increase 2012

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by IDWFED published Dec 01, 2012 12:00 AM
All employers of domestic workers in South Africa must pay their employees a minimum wage. The increase in the minimum wage for domestic workers is effective from 1 December 2012.

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All employers of domestic workers in South Africa must pay their employees a minimum wage. The increase in the minimum wage for domestic workers is effective from 1 December 2012.

The increase in the minimum wage for domestic workers is effective from 1 December 2012. This include housekeepers, gardeners, nannies, domestic drivers etc.

The employment of domestic workers is governed by Sectoral Determination 7. The legislation helps to regulate the conditions of employment and eliminate abuse in the sector.

All employers of domestic workers in South Africa must pay their employees a minimum wage. There are two rates for the minimum wage which are based on:

  • Where the domestic employee works.
  • The number of hours worked per week.

Here is some useful information regarding domestic workers:

Photo: Western Cape Government website (Screen Capture)

Source: Western Cape Government

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