Minimum Wage

Would wage transparency work in SA?

In Scandinavian countries, citizens can look up what any other citizen earns in an online national database. Could South Africa use a version of income transparency? Economists, as usual, are divided.

EDITORIAL: Jo’burg’s ‘horror factory’

Workers at the factory were found to be toiling under appalling conditions for only R65 a day.

CCMA case increases from national minimum wage

Cases referred to the organisation increased by 4% since last year

Bare minimum is just not enough

The stipend for the community work programme is R780 a month — but they want the basic minimum wage of R3 500 a month that some workers now get

CCMA cases pile up with new law

But both the commission and the department of labour say they have everything under control

Ramaphosa: ‘Historic’ minimum wage to come into effect on January 1 2019

Ramaphosa signed four bills into law​ in late November to give effect to a R3 500 monthly national minimum wage for most categories of workers.

Nigeria’s new minimum wage: Too much to ask?

President Muhammadu Buhari may have spoken too soon when he backed an initiative to hike his country's minimum wage by a whopping two thirds

Maximum wages are the next step in SA’s social dialogue

In order to gain faith in a social contract, the government not only has to increase minimum wages, but also lower the top wages

Domestic workers carry the country

​They are key to our economy and the functioning of many households for which they should be suitably rewarded

National Assembly’s approval of Minimum Wage Bill a milestone — Oliphant

Minister Oliphant says it is a reminder that democracy is alive and real in South Africa

SA heads to the International Labour Conference

More than 4 000 worker and government delegates from the organisation's 187 member states will attend the conference to tackle a wide range of issues

Ramaphosa yields to wage concerns

Disagreements over the proposed amendments threaten to push back the implementation date of the minimum wage until after Parliament’s recess in July

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Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it