Twitter debate heats up: How much should you pay your live-in domestic worker?

Twitter debate heats up: How much should you pay your live-in domestic worker?

- The payment of domestic workers is often considered extremely unfair by South Africans

- Despite there being a legal minimum wage appointed for domestic workers, many employees still pay their workers much less than expected

- South Africans took to social media to discuss the current situation of domestic workers

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According to a report by BusinessTech, the minimum wage for domestic workers is about R2 625 a month, less than the national minimum wage of R3 500.

When Twitter user @sindivanzyl voiced her concerns over the payment offered to a domestic worker in an ad, South Africans joined the conversation.

Judging by the comments, people feel that domestic workers are not being appreciated and deserve much better.

@TokisoM - I wish people would stop hiring help if they can't afford. It just ain't right.
@GaynorAppels - Yes. Paying a full time worker R2000 per month is exploitation.
@moyo_felix - Cheap labour and the helper will be on a 24hour shift. Will also be accused of eating too much. I pity our mothers and sisters who do this valuable work and yet are treated badly.
@lebo_babu - That's what black madams do,I remember a friend of mine once told me to help her find a helper she is willing to pay 1800 because she will eat with them and she is giving her a place to stay i was like wow,I can't help you exploit other people
@onwardsandupw - If one can't afford to pay a domestic worker well, one shouldn't "employ" one. And I use employ in inverted commas because it's basically economic slavery or servitude.
@glendlaminiThis guy is either very brave or ignorant. How do you tell the world that you will be paying your stay-in Maid R2000/ month? What about the minimum wage?

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