Increases to National Minimum Wage from 1 March 2021

​​The Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) has announced increases to the national minimum wage that will come into effect from 1 March 2021. These increases follow the recommendations made by the National Minimum Wage Commission in late 2020.

The national minimum wage figures are currently:

All Workers Farm Workers Only Domestic Workers
ZAR 20.76 per hourZAR 18.86 per hourZAR 15.57 per hour


The national minimum wage figures from 1 March 2021 will be:

All Workers Farm Workers Only Domestic Workers
ZAR 21.69 per hourZAR 21.26 per hourZAR 19.09 per hour


The DEL also announced increases to learnership allowances and to the minimum wages for employees in the contract cleaning sector and wholesale and retail sector.