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New national minimum wage gets closer to implementation with release of Nedlac report

November 16 | Employment and Benefits

On 20 November 2016, the report of the advisory panel to National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) on the issue of a national minimum wage was published. It recommended a national minimum wage of ZAR 3500 per month, or R20 per hour, to be phased in over two or three years. This was stated to be higher than the current wages of almost 50% of employed South Africans.