National Minimum Wage increased to R21.69 per hour

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) will increase to R21.69 per hour from 1 March. The 93c increment was announced by Employment and Labour Minister, Thulas Nxesi, on Tuesday. This development is in line with the NMW legislation that came into effect on 1 January 2019, at...

Domestic worker benefit claims judgment welcomed

The Department of Employment and Labour has welcomed the judgment by the Constitutional Court affirming the right of domestic work to be covered for injuries sustained in employment. The apex court last week affirmed the earlier decision last year by the High Court...

Payment of COVID-19 relief claims continues

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make lives for workers difficult, the Department of Employment and Labour continues to mitigate the worst effects to workers and their dependents by paying rising claims. According to the department, since the start of the...
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