What is the new minimum wage for child minders and domestic workers?

What is the new minimum wage for child minders and domestic workers?

President Ramaphosa signed the National Minimum Wage Bill into law, but what does that mean for domestic workers? Nannies and domestic workers have new minimum wages that will kick into effect on the 1st of January 2019.

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It is the responsibility of anyone who employs or uses the service of a nanny or domestic worker to pay them the legal minimum wage at the very least.

From 1 January 2019, the minimum wage for domestic workers and nannies will change, and it all depends on how many hours are worked.

News24 reported on the new wage, and Briefly.co.za gathered that the new minimum wage for domestic workers all over South Africa will be R15 per hour, starting January.

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The exception to this is for domestic workers who work in major metropolitan areas for 27 hours a week or less, who must be paid R16.03 an hour. This rate applies until the end of November 2019.

Until the new wages are set in law, there is a temporary minimum wage that is valid until 31 December.

It is as follows:

Major metropolitan areas, working more than 27 hours per week up 45 hours per week:

R13,69 per hour, R616,03 per week and R2 669,24 per month.

Other areas, working more than 27 hours per week up 45 hours per week:

R12,47 an hour, R561.,27 per week and the R2 431,97 per month.

Major metropolitan areas, working 27 hours a week or less:

R16,03 per hour, calculated in terms of the number of hours worked.

Other areas, working 27 hours a week or less:

The interim hourly rate is R14.72, R397,37 per week and the monthly rate is R1 721,81.

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The major metropolitans are:

  • B: Bergrivier Local Municipality, Breederivier Local Municipality, Buffalo City Local Municipality
  • C: Cape Agulhas Local Municipality, Cederberg Local Municipality, City of Cape Town, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
  • D: Drakenstein Local Municipality
  • E: Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Emalahleni Local Municipality, Emfuleni Local Municipality, Ethekwini Metropolitan Unicity
  • G: Gamagara Local Municipality, George Local Municipality
  • H: Hibiscus Coast Local Municipality
  • K: Karoo Hoogland Local Municipality, Kgatelopele Local Municipality, Khara Hais Local Municipality, Knysna Local Municipality, Kungwini Local Municipality, Kouga Local Municipality
  • L: Langeberg Local Municipality, Lesedi Local Municipality
  • M: Makana Local Municipality, Mangaung Local Municipality, Matzikama Local Municipality, Metsimaholo Local Municipality, Middelburg Local Municipality, Midvaal Local Municipality, Mngeni Local Municipality, Mogale Local Municipality, Mosselbaai Local Municipality, Msunduzi Local Municipality, Mtubatu Local Municipality
  • N: Nama Khoi Local Municipality, Nelson Mandela, Nokeng tsa Taemane Local Municipality
  • O: Oudtshoorn Local Municipality, Overstrand Local Municipality
  • P: Plettenbergbaai Local Municipality, Potchefstroom Local Municipality
  • R: Randfontein Local Municipality, Richtersveld Local Municipality
  • S: Saldanha Bay Local Municipality, Sol Plaatjie Local Municipality, Stellenbosch Local Municipality, Swartland Local Municipality, Swellendam Local Municipality
  • T: Theewaterskloof Local Municipality
  • U: Umdoni Local Municipality, uMhlathuze Local Municipality
  • W: Witzenberg Local Municipality

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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