New wage laws for domestic workers start this week

By Staff Writer
New wage laws come into force this month for those hiring domestic wage workers for more than 27 hours a week.
As of this week (6 January 2015) domestic workers are now entitled to earn R16.98 hourly if they work in metropolitan areas, while those working in rural areas must earn at least R15.47 an hour.
This follows the Department of Labour's Domestic Worker Sector national public hearings which took place last year.
The hearings were in order to review the current three-year cycle of sectoral determination (DS). The DS prescribes the minimum wage and also looks at the conditions of employment for the sector.
"The 2014 General Elections Manifesto of the African National Congress committed the ANC government to investigating the modalities for the introduction of a national minimum wage.
"This commitment was made in the interest of reducing South Africa's massive income inequality and to ensure a living wage for all workers," said African National Congress (ANC) national spokesperson Zizi Kodwa in a statement last year.
A report on the national minimum wage, which is meant to address exploitation of workers by those who employ them as well, is expected for July 2015.

Recent Articles

Featured Does your business have cyber insurance? Here’s why it should

Imagine your business falls victim to a data breach today. All your clients, who trusted you with their personal information, are now at risk. This is a horrible reality that many businesses have to face nowadays. But did you know that you can get insurance to protect you from this?

Should you strive for an excellent credit score?

We often hear from financial experts that we should improve our credit score because it puts us in good stead with the credit providers – and it really does. When you have a good credit score, you’ll be in a favourable position to borrow, and, you stand a good chance of paying lower interest rates. 

What are the benefits of living in a “Zoom Town”?

With many careers moving online, work-from-home employees have realised they can live in smaller suburbs or towns at a lower cost and enjoy the benefits of a slower lifestyle, while keeping their jobs.

You can’t cash cheques anymore in South Africa – we find out why

In November 2020, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) announced that cheques would be discontinued from 1 January 2021. But what guided this decision? We have a look at what the pitfalls have been of using cheques, and the consequences of removing them from the payment system.


Davinci Hotel Valentine’s High Tea Special

Price: From R355 per person
When: 14 February 2021
Where: Johannesburg

The Hyde Hotel Dinner Voucher Special

Price: R455
When: Daily
Where: Cape Town

Zimbali Free Nights Special

Price: From R3800
When: Until 28 February 2021
Where: KZN

Latest Guide

Guide to debt rehabilitation solutions