Durban - The new minimum wage for contract cleaners is expected to be announced before the year-end, the Department of labour announced this week.
Teboho Thejane, spokesperson for the Department of Labour said public hearings were concluded.
Thejane in the last two weeks the Department started a high-level series of national public hearings to consult interested parties on the review of the minimum wages for the sector.
The last hearing took place on Tuesday, in Richards Bay.
The current proposed minimum wage rate is R20,74 per hour in Area A (metropolitan councils of City of Cape Town, Greater East Rand Metro, City of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela), R20,00 in Area B (all areas of KwaZulu-Natal bargaining council), and R18,90 in Area C which is the rest of South Africa.