According to Government Gazette No 34648, the minimum wage for workers in the farm and forestry sector will be adjusted with effect from 1 March, 2017. The increase is the available CPI (currently 7%) +1% = 8%.
The new minimum wage will be as follows:
- Hourly rate: R15.39 (up from R14.25)
- Weekly rate: R692.62 (up from R641.32)
- Monthly rate: R3001.13 (up from R2778.83)
This new determination will be in effect until 28 February 2018.
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