A minimum wage is a floor, it’s the lowest amount payable for work. It’s not in any way aspirational and is designed to be a protection measure, says Jahni de Villiers.
The Kübler-Ross grief cycle explains the five stages most people go through when experiencing loss. These are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. South Africa is a country where change happens either at a snail’s pace like workplace transformation in certain areas, or breakneck speed like the late night national minimum wage announcement of 8 February 2021.