From the 1st of January 2018, the minimum wages for a domestic worker will be increased, this increase is only valid until the 30th of November 2018, likely in order to allow the Minimum Wage Act to replace the wage table.
Who is covered by the Sectoral Determination for Domestic Workers?
- Domestic Drivers
A key consideration of the above mentioned proposed amendments to the minimum wage act will, in its’s current form implement a national minimum wage for all domestic workers of R 15.00 per hour, regardless of the area in which they work of the monthly hours worked by a domestic worker. This proposed amendment is currently pending public consultations, you can learn more about that here.
Area A includes the following municipalities: Bergrivier, Breederivier, Buffalo City, Cape Agulhas, Cederberg, City of Cape Town, City of Johannesburg, City of Tshwane, Drakenstein, Ekurhuleni, Emalahleni,Emfuleni, Ethekwini Unicity, Gamagara, George, Hibiscus Coast, Karoo Hoogland, Kgatelopele, Khara Hais, Knysna, Kungwini, Kouga, Langeberg, Lesedi, Makana, Mangaung, Matzikama, Metsimaholo, Middelburg, Midvaal, Mngeni, Mogale, Mosselbaai, Msunduzi, Mtubatuba, Nama Khoi, Nelson Mandela, Nokeng tsa Taemane, Oudtshoorn, Overstrand, Plettenbergbaai, Potchefstroom, Randfontein, Richtersveld, Saldanha Bay, Sol Plaatjie, Stellenbosch, Swartland, Swellendam, Theewaterskloof, Umdoni, uMhlathuze and Witzenberg
The rest of the municipalities fall under Area B.
What should I pay my Domestic Worker?
Domestic workers who work more than 27 ordinary hours per week:
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Domestic workers who work 27 ordinary hours per week or less:
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