Ramaphosa: 'Historic' minimum wage to come into effect on January 1, 2019

2018-12-07 15:12

The national minimum wage of R20 per hour will come into effect on the first day of next year, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced at a ceremony in Kliptown, Soweto.

INSIDE LABOUR: Stories, facts and the minimum wage

2018-11-30 11:23

There's substantial call for cynicism about the National Minimum Wage, says Terry Bell.

NUM strike to put a stopper in Gold Fields production

2018-11-02 15:05

NUM, which represents 80% of the Gold Fields workforce, will withdraw labour from South Deep on Friday afternoon, the union has said.

Job losses can be avoided with National Minimum Wage exemption - Ramaphosa

2018-06-22 07:45

President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the provision of a national minimum wage exemption is designed for businesses that cannot implement the national minimum wage to avoid job losses.

Act swiftly on national minimum wage, govt urged

2018-04-29 15:27

The government has been encouraged to push through the implementation of the National Minimum Wage of R3 500 a month, which was set to be announced this May Day.

Ramaphosa admits national minimum wage is not a living wage

2018-04-27 18:22

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the national minimum wage is a great victory and should be celebrated, but there is still more work to be done.

How will the minimum wage affect your household?

2018-04-15 07:24

The national minimum wage has been delayed, but it could affect households in several ways once it comes into effect, writes Angelique Ruzicka.

Saftu takes to the streets to protest VAT hike, minimum wage

2018-04-12 12:28

Trade federation Saftu is marching to Parliament to raise awareness of the plight of the poor, highlighting issues such as the VAT hike, labour law amendments and the minimum wage.

Update on National Minimum Wage bill to be announced

2018-03-26 05:14

Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant is expected to update the media on the progress made regarding the National Minimum Wages bill.

Cabinet approves minimum wage bill

2017-11-02 14:13

Cabinet has approved the National Minimum Wage Bill and the draft legislation will now be referred to Parliament, after which President Jacob Zuma will officially sign it into law.


Ramaphosa to announce effective date for minimum wage in Kliptown in nod to Freedom Charter

2018-12-06 12:29

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday announce the date when the new minimum wage will kick in at a ceremony in Kliptown, Soweto.

National Minimum Wage a step towards reducing inequality - Presidency

2018-11-26 09:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law the national minimum wage bill which is at a rate of R20 per hour or R3 500 monthly.

Give national minimum wage a chance - Treasury

2018-07-07 10:00

National Treasury says the impact of the national minimum wage as it stands will be different from its initial calculations, and the policy should be given a chance.

Why race politics could do immense damage to SA's reputation

2018-04-30 21:15

Reputation management expert Solly Moeng says race baiting and populist rhetoric by powerful politicians has huge potential to undermine the country's reputation in the international community.

Saftu capitalises on tripartite ‘selling out’

2018-04-29 07:23

Democratic centralism, one of the most abused concepts within the South African political and labour arena, played an ironic role this week in Wednesday’s strike called by the SA Federation of Trade Unions.

Bus strike set to continue on Saftu national protest day

2018-04-24 20:28

Talks to end the national bus strike continue as Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant, bus drivers and companies try to thrash out a pay increase that everyone will agree to.

Vavi slates Ramaphosa over 'slave wages', just good enough for his buffalo

2018-04-12 19:09

Saftu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has called the national minimum wage a slave wage and challenged President Cyril Ramaphosa and other politicians to try and live on R20 per hour.

Cosatu: Positives to delay in minimum wage deal

2018-03-27 18:07

Cosatu says even though it is disappointed that government will not be able implement the national minimum wage by the original May 1 deadline, this presents an opportunity to perfect the bill.

Ramaphosa: 2018 the year to transform SA economy

2018-02-11 18:00

Nelson Mandela’s centenary is also the year South Africa should take steps to transform the economy, says Deputy President Cyril Ramamphosa.

Ramaphosa: Employers must comply with national minimum wage

2017-03-15 19:36

If the national minimum wage is going to be successful in lifting the income of the lowest paid workers, it is critical that all employers are compliant, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa

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