The National Minimum Wage Act 9 of 2018 (NMWA) came into operation on 1 January 2019.
The Minister of Labour also released the National Minimum Wage Regulations, 2018 (Regulations) which came into operation on 1 January 2019.
The Regulations provide information on the criteria to be met and process to be followed by any employer wishing to be exempted from the national minimum wage. The national minimum wage figures as they currently stand are:
All workers: R20 per hour
Farmworkers only: R18 per hour