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The purpose of the National Minimum Wage Act No. 9 of 2018 (“NMWA”) is to advance economic development and social justice by:

1) improving the wages of lowest paid workers;
2) protecting workers from unreasonably low wages;
3) preserving the value of the national minimum wage;
4) promoting collective bargaining; and
supporting economic policy.

The NMWA has set the national minimum wage rate at R20.00 for each ordinary hour worked for all workers except:

1) farm workers;
2) domestic workers;
3 workers employed on an expanded public works 
programme; and
4) workers who have concluded learnership agreements 
contemplated in the Skills Development Act No. 97 of 
1998.

Source: https://www.golegal.co.za/minimum-wage-parental-leave/

Assessed: 11 December 2018

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