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Minimum Wage Increase Farming & Forestry 2017 South Africa

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.

If you have any questions in this regard, please do not hesitate to contact McCarthy & Associates 

Telephone: (033) 266 6170 or Email:  admin@mccarthylaw.co.za.