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Cape Town – The minimum wage for South Africa’s domestic workers, including housekeepers, gardeners, nannies and domestic drivers, will be increased from December 1 2016, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant announced on Monday. 

The latest wage hike will be applicable until November 30 2017, the minister said in a statement, adding that this wage adjustment is in line with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act which is regulated through the Sectoral Determination. 

According to the new rules, domestic workers who work more than 27 ordinary hours per week will earn: 

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