The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Labour unions have expressed disappointment at what they call an insufficient increase to the national minimum wage, saying the adjustments won't be enough to dent poverty levels among the lowest earners, given the increasing cost of living.
In Monaco people only have to work 0.10 hours to afford one GB of data.
There are small signs of a new dawn, but bigger, more worrying signals of an impending storm, says Terry Bell.
Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says government will ensure tough enforcement of the national minimum wage and those who fail to comply with it will be named and shamed on the department of labour's website.
It is wait-and-see whether Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will make the administration of the national minimum wage simpler for employers in his Budget 2019.
There is some confusion about domestic worker wages following the new minimum wage legislation.
The president called the minimum wage, which will be instituted from January 1, a 'powerful demonstration of shared resolve of all social partners to tackle poverty and inequality'.
Employers of domestic workers must pay them more after the Department of Labour increased the minimum wage last week.
How is it that those who do not lay a single brick – let alone lift a finger – earn 600% more than those who produce the commodities that generate the profits for the elite few? asks Mikaela Nhondo Erskog.
Kyla Mills spoke to Parent24 after her Facebook post about Ma Lina, the nanny she grew up with, went viral. But Kyla says she feels awkward because you shouldn't be praised for being decent to people, "especially the people who raised you". This is her response to the minimum wage debate and her heartwarming story about Ma Lina.
The national minimum wage, and the minimum payments for some special categories of jobs, are all increasing by just about 3.8%, roughly in line with inflation since it was activated – but not since the original numbers were agreed.
We simply have to make it easier to be an employer in SA. And we have to be prepared to stand up to the unions when their interests threaten the interests of the unemployed and the low skilled, writes Mmusi Maimane.
In 2017, Stats SA said there were more than one million domestic workers in South Africa. A new survey suggests 27% of them may live in shacks while working other people's homes.
Anyone who questions the implementation of a minimum wage in South Africa will be met with fierce opposition. But the merits (and demerits) of such legislation require broader debate. Even if this is an unpopular notion.
A possibly unintended consequence of the minimum wage legislation is threatening to force a local NGO to stop providing occupational therapy to about 100 mentally challenged adults.
The long-awaited national minimum wage comes into effect on January 1. Here's what you need to know.
Here are the minimum rates for domestic workers and nannies, valid from 3 December 2018.
Trade unions have welcomed the 'imminent signing' by President Cyril Ramaphosa of four bills into law which will give effect to a R3 500 monthly National Minimum Wage.
Domestic workers, nannies and minimum wage – after reading Kyla Mills's heart-warming story about the nanny that raised her, Ma Lina, our readers responded with a flood of their own heart-warming stories.
Some people simply cannot afford to pay more than the minimum wage for their domestic workers and nannies, explains one reader.
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