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6 Dec 2011

In terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, the Minister has now laid down increased tariffs for the minimum salary of domestic workers. From 1 December 2011 onwards, domestic workers working more than 27 hours per week must receive a minimum salary of at least R8.34 per hour, or R375.19 per week, or R1 625.70 per month. A domestic worker who works for less than 27 hours per week must be paid a minimum rate of R9.85 per hour, or R265.94 per week, or R1 152.32 per month.

Different rates apply for domestic workers in smaller municipal areas.

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