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Dear Industry Employer

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has upwardly adjusted domestic workers’ wages. The new sectoral determination for domestic workers, for the period 1 December 2014 to 30 November 2015, adjusted minimum wages as follows for domestic workers who work more than 27 ordinary hours per week:

  • In respect of metropolitan areas: According to the new sectoral determination, domestic workers in major metropolitan areas will earn an hourly rate of R10.95. The minimum weekly rate in these areas are R476.68 and the monthly rate is R2,065.47.

  • In respect of rural areas: Domestic workers who do not work in major metros have an hourly rate of R9.30, weekly rate of R418.32 and monthly rate of R1,812.57.

Minimum wages for domestic workers working 27 ordinary hours per week or less for the period from 1 December 2014 to 30 November 2015, were also adjusted as follows:

  • In respect of metropolitan areas: For those in major metropolitan areas the hourly rate is R12.40, weekly R334.74 and monthly R1,450.33.

  • In respect of rural areas: Those not working in major metros would receive an hourly rate of R10.98, weekly R296.35, and monthly R1,284.09.

For more information, NEASA members may contact the NEASA hotline.

Kind regards

NEASA Communications team