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Your views on the R20/hr minimum wage

May 03 2017 16:05


Cape Town - South Africa will formally adopt a national minimum wage of R20.00 per hour on Worker’s Day next year. There are questions as to whether this is enough to be termed a victory for the country’s working poor.

The challenge is that it won’t take into account the different conditions under which businesses operate, according to industry views. They believed this will some sectors experiencing more stress from a minimum wage than others, leading to unintended consequences.

ALSO READ: INFOGRAPHIC: How SA minimum wage stacks up

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