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National Minimum Wage

Bill Number: B31-2017Act Number: 9 of 2018
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Bill Status
Original Act
DateGazette NumberTitle
2018-11-2742060ACT NO. 9 OF 2018: NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE ACT, 2018
Draft Bill

Draft bill full text

Published in GG 41257 of 17 November 2017

Year of publication

2017

Publication for comment (draft bill)

Published in GG 41257 of 17 November 2017

Explanatory Summary

Published in GG 41257 of 17 November 2017

Parliamentary Documents
DateTypeTitle
2018-03-22SubmissionHearings on the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill [B30-2017] and the National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017]: Institute for Economic Justice
2018-03-22SubmissionHearings on the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill [B30-2017], National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017] and the Labour Relations Amendment Bill [B32-2017]: CWAO
2018-03-22SubmissionHearings on the National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017]: Shukumisa Coalition
2018-03-22SubmissionHearings on the National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017]: Fish SA
2018-03-22SubmissionHearings on the National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017]: Forestry South Africa
2018-03-22SubmissionHearings on the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill [B30-2017], National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017] and the Labour Relations Amendment Bill [B32-2017]: University of Witwatersrand
2018-03-22SubmissionHearings on the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill [B30-2017], National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017] and the Labour Relations Amendment Bill [B32-2017]: COSATU, FEDUSA and NACTU
2018-03-23SubmissionHearings on the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill [B30-2017] and the National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017]: Retail Association
2018-03-23SubmissionHearings on the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill [B30-2017], National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017] and Labour Relations Amendment Bill [B32-2017]: University of Cape Town
2018-03-23SubmissionHearings on the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill [B30-2017] and National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017]: Nedlac
2018-03-23SubmissionHearings on the National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017]: CPLO
2018-03-23SubmissionHearings on the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill [B30-2017], National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017] and Labour Relations Amendment Bill [B32-2017]: SAIPA
2018-03-23SubmissionHearings on the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill [B30-2017], National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017] and Labour Relations Amendment Bill [B32-2017]: Oxfam South Africa
2018-03-23SubmissionHearings on the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill [B30-2017], National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017] and Labour Relations Amendment Bill [B32-2017]: Western Cape Government
2018-03-23SubmissionHearings on the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill [B30-2017], National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017] and Labour Relations Amendment Bill [B32-2017]: Hilton Green Consulting
2018-03-23SubmissionHearings on the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill [B30-2017], National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017] and Labour Relations Amendment Bill [B32-2017]: CAPES
2018-03-23SubmissionHearings on the National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017]: SAHLLA
2018-03-23SubmissionHearings on the National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017]: Cape Chamber
2018-03-23SubmissionHearings on the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill [B30-2017], National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017] and Labour Relations Amendment Bill [B32-2017]: Hometex
2018-03-23SubmissionHearings on the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill [B30-2017], National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017] and Labour Relations Amendment Bill [B32-2017]: NUMSA
2018-03-23SubmissionHearings on the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill [B30-2017], National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017] and Labour Relations Amendment Bill [B32-2017]: BUSA
2018-03-23SubmissionHearings on the National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017]: SATA
2018-03-28SubmissionHearings on the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill [B30-2017], National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017] and Labour Relations Amendment Bill [B32-2017]: Department Response
2018-04-17SubmissionHearings on the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill [B30-2017], National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017] and Labour Relations Amendment Bill [B32-2017]: SAFTU
2018-05-18Committee ReportReport of the Portfolio Committee on Labour on National Minimum Wage Bill [B31-2017], dated 18 May 2018
2018-08-16Committee ReportReport of the Select Committee on Economic and Business Development on the National Minimum Wage Bill [B31B-2017] (s75), dated 7 August 2018
2019-02-05Committee ReportSubmission of a Legislative Proposal: Memorandum in terms of Rule 273 of the Rules of the National Assembly by the Portfolio Committee on Labour, dated 16 January 2019
Further Information
Sabinet Monitoring Articles
News Articles
Minimum wage: What employers and employees need to knowHarvestSA2019-04-04
7 new laws which will shape business in South AfricaBusinessTech2019-02-05
Be vigilant about wage act complianceNews242019-01-24
CCMA's load to rise 15% due to national minimum wage casesBusiness Day2019-01-17
Minimum wage law to be amendedSowetan2019-01-17
Labour committee begins process to correct error in national minimum wage lawBusiness Day2019-01-16
Parliament to correct minimum wage act ... two weeks after it became lawThe Times2019-01-16
Parly committee agrees to fix technical glitch in new Minimum Wage ActSAfrica242019-01-16
Unions fault 'too many exemptions' in new minimum wage lawsBusiness Day2019-01-10
Large part of SA economy exempted from minimum wage thanks to loopholeCity Press2019-01-09
Minimum wage act bungle leaves workers exposed to employers dodging new lawBusiness Day2018-12-14
New National Minimum Wage effective 1 January 2019Polity.org.za2018-12-13
How to comply with the new National Minimum WagePersonal Finance2018-12-10
Parliament welcomes Minimum Wage proclamation dateSkills Portal2018-12-10
National minimum wage to come into effect on January 1Business Day2018-12-07
Ramaphosa: 'Historic' minimum wage to come into effect on January 1, 2019Fin242018-12-07
Ramaphosa to announce effective date for national minimum wage in KliptownPolity.org.za2018-12-06
Minimum wage bill is 'a crisis for non-profit sector, women and children'City Press2018-11-27
Comply with 'balanced' minimum wage law, BUSA urges businessesFin242018-11-26
National Minimum Wage a 'positive step' towards stable labour relations in South Africa - BusaPolity.org.za2018-11-26
Ramaphosa signs minimum wage bill into lawPolity.org.za2018-11-26
Ramaphosa caves to political pressure in signing new minimum wage billBusiness Day2018-11-25
Cyril Ramaphosa signs National Minimum Wage Bill into lawBusiness Day2018-11-23
Trade unions welcome 'imminent' signing of National Minimum Wage into lawFin242018-11-23
Ramaphosa must sign NMW into law - COSATUPoliticsweb2018-11-13
National minimum wage bill signing imminent, says presidencyBusiness Day2018-11-05
A new period of labour stability?Financial Mail2018-08-30
National minimum wage bill sent to Ramaphosa after being cleared by ParliamentBriefly.co.za2018-08-22
3 major new labour laws that every South African needs to know aboutBusinessTech2018-08-14
Minimum wage bill moves a step closer to implementation after NCOP voteBusiness Day2018-08-07
Minimum wage one step closer to reality as NCOP approves new labour billsDispatch Live2018-08-07
Amendments to employment legislation and what employers can expectGoLegal2018-07-12
Unions lash out at state for 'trying to silence workers' on new labour lawsCity Press2018-06-28
National minimum wage implementation date to be announced in 'due course'SA Life2018-06-25
Overview of South Africa's current labour law developmentsPolity.org.za2018-06-18
Minimum wage bill - the long and winding roadJust Money2018-06-03
Saftu to protest wageThe New Age2018-05-31
Bills setting minimum wage passed in ParliamentPolity.org.za2018-05-30
EFF spurns minimum wage in National Assembly debateMail and Guardian2018-05-29
Landmark national minimum wage bill adoption a 'historic win'Business Day2018-05-29
National Assembly passes 'historic' National Minimum Wage BillFin242018-05-29
National Assembly's approval of Minimum Wage Bill a milestone - OliphantMail and Guardian2018-05-29
Cosatu supports minimum wage, says RamaphosaBusiness Day2018-05-23
Saftu threatens national shutdown over living wageThe Citizen2018-05-18
Saftu threatens to take minimum wage war to courtFin242018-05-18
Saftu accuses labour dept of sidelining its representations on minimum wagePolity.org.za2018-05-17
Saftu members disrupt sitting on wage bill - ParliamentSouthAfricaNews.net2018-05-17
Fight breaks out in parliament over minimum wageThe Times2018-05-16
Think tank roasts labour department for undermining minimum wage billBusiness Day2018-05-16
MPs tussle over labour laws at Oliphant's budget voteFin242018-05-15
Labour department accused of undermining 'meaningful national minimum wage package'Mail and Guardian2018-05-14
May Day wage promises come to noughtftw online2018-05-01
Act swiftly on national minimum wage, govt urgedFin242018-04-29
National strike under way, department says minimum wage bill to go aheadCity Press2018-04-25
#ScrapNewLabourLaws campaign is ready for a national shutdownMail and Guardian2018-04-23
Employment bill will retain sectoral wage determinationsBusiness Day2018-04-23
Minimum wage bill delayed for 2 monthsBusiness Report2018-04-23
Saftu takes aim at Cyril over minimum wage, labour lawThe Citizen2018-04-23
Minimum wage Bill now with Labour DeptPolity.org.za2018-04-20
Busa supports labour law amendments, but concerned about risksEngineering News2018-04-18
Minimum wages must be sectoral, says DABusiness Day2018-04-17
What is worrying Busa about start-ups and the minimum wageBusiness Day2018-04-17
Saftu to make submission to Parliament on minimum wage billPolity.org.za2018-04-16
Minimum wage bill before Parliamentary Portfolio CommitteeBizcommunity2018-04-12
Saftu marches against proposed labour lawsGroundUp2018-04-12
National minimum wage implementation date postponedAgri Africa2018-04-11
Opposition block discussions on labour billsDFA2018-04-09
Parly labour committee to hear public input on minimum wageEyewitness News2018-04-09
Saftu submits first parliamentary objection to minimum wagePolity.org.za2018-04-09
Minimum wage bill may be passed during Parliamentary recessIOL2018-03-29
Nedlac slams bungling of billBusiness Day2018-03-29
Cosatu disappointed after minimum wage date pushed backSAfrica242018-03-27
Cosatu disappointed with delay in NMW roll-outThe New Age2018-03-27
Union concerns delay minimum wage lawCity Press2018-03-27
Details to be given on national minimum wage processBusiness Day2018-03-26
Minimum wage date pushed backThe Times2018-03-26
No minimum wage deal by Workers' Day - OliphantFin242018-03-26
Oliphant says implementation date of minimum wage may not be attainableEyewitness News2018-03-26
CCMA anticipates increased caseload with new labour lawsEyewitness News2018-03-23
Delay in minimum wage 'necessary'Bizcommunity2018-03-23
Parliament: National Minimum Wage Bill will not be rushedDaily Maverick2018-03-23
ANC and DA in standoff on minimum wage and billsFin242018-03-22
Minimum pay bill 'deserves more time'Business Day2018-03-22
No national minimum wage on May 1, but delay 'necessary'Business Day2018-03-22
National minimum wage on track for roll-outBusiness Day2018-03-16
Research group helps align minimum wage Bill with existing legislationPolity.org.za2018-02-19
Our mistake, Department of Labour concedesBusiness Day2018-02-01
Committee on Labour Briefed on National Minimum Wage, after NEDLAC ProcessParliament2018-01-31
'Blunder changed' employee definitionBusiness Day2018-01-30
Are you an employer? Here's how the minimum wage bill will affect youCity Press2017-12-07
Minimum Wage Bill: what you need to knowSouth Coast Herald2017-12-07
Proposed labour law changes will affect corporatesBerea Mail2017-12-07
FMF requests more time for new billsIT-Online2017-11-30
Bill for yearly reviews of basic wagesBusiness Day2017-11-27
National minimum wage is on its way, as draft bills go before ParliamentBusiness Day2017-11-24
Amendments to labour laws up for discussionBusiness Day2017-11-09
Unions have mixed reaction to minimum wage announcementBusiness Report2017-11-05
Cabinet approves minimum wage billPolity.org.za2017-11-02
National minimum wage to be implemented in May 2018The Times2017-11-02
Opinion Pieces
Speeches and Statements (Non parliamentary)
DOL: Deputy Minister of Labour iNkosi Phathekile Holomisa says 47 percent of vulnerable workers stand to benefit from NMWPolity.org.za2019-04-17
Labour on naming and shaming of employers who fail to comply with National Minimum WageGCIS2019-01-30
Labour on implementation of National Minimum WageGCIS2019-01-29
Labour receives 405 referrals on newly-implemented National Minimum WageGCIS2019-01-29
Workers and Organised Labour Urged to Be Vigilant about Compliance with National Minimum Wage ActParliament2019-01-16
NMW a great achievement for working people of SA - Cyril RamaphosaPoliticsweb2018-12-07
President Cyril Ramaphosa proclaims National Minimum Wage, 7 DecGCIS2018-12-06
UASA: National minimum wage long overduePolity.org.za2018-11-28
President Cyril Ramaphosa signs National Minimum Wage Bill into lawGCIS2018-11-26
NMW Act nothing to celebrate - SAFTUPoliticsweb2018-11-25
President Cyril Ramaphosa considers all Bills passed by ParliamentGCIS2018-11-15
First step in passing pro-worker Acts a success - COSATUPoliticsweb2018-08-21
National Assembly and NCOP approves major legislative matters at sittingsPolity.org.za2018-08-21
NCOP members should vote in support of progressive bills - COSATUPoliticsweb2018-08-20
Passage of labour bills through NCOP appalling - SAFTUPoliticsweb2018-08-09
Committee's passing of NMW Bill welcomed - COSATUPoliticsweb2018-08-07
National Minimum Wage Bill adopted in committee - ParliamentPoliticsweb2018-08-07
Labour on endorsement of labour bills by National AssemblyGCIS2018-06-01
Busa says labour laws signals a new era of labour stabilityPolity.org.za2018-05-30
Fatally flawed labour bills promise jobs bloodbath - Michael BagraimPoliticsweb2018-05-30
Minimum wage will hold the youth captive - SolidarityPoliticsweb2018-05-30
NA adopts historic National Minimum Wage Bill, ground-breaking Public Audit Amendment Bill and four other important pieces of legislationPoliticsweb2018-05-30
NMW: The fight goes on - SAFTUPoliticsweb2018-05-30
National Minimum Wage Act: Exert caution - Agri SAPoliticsweb2018-05-30
This is a slave wage disguised as a NMW - EFFPoliticsweb2018-05-30
SAFTU says NO to poverty pay and attacks on union rightsPolity.org.za2018-05-17
SAFTU's disruption of meeting condemned - Office of ANC Chief WhipPoliticsweb2018-05-17
Saftu appalled by Labour Department's rejection of submissions on National Minimum Wage BillPolity.org.za2018-05-14
EFF stands in solidarity with SAFTUPoliticsweb2018-04-26
Memorandum: We're fighting a ferocious declaration of war by WMC - SAFTUPoliticsweb2018-04-25
In defence of a jobseekers exemptionPoliticsweb2018-04-18
Busa supports the labour law amendments, but notes the risks that need to be carefully managedPolity.org.za2018-04-17
DoL: Minister Mildred Oliphant launches workers monthPolity.org.za2018-04-12
COSATU statement on the implementation Date for the National Minimum WagePoliticsweb2018-03-27
Labour on implementation of National Minimum WageGCIS2018-03-27
SAFTU says do not just delay draconian labour laws, scrap themPolity.org.za2018-03-27
Labour on National Minimum Wage BillGCIS2018-03-26
SAFTU demands proper consultation with workers on new labour lawsPolity.org.za2018-03-25
SAFTU urges MPs to scrap laws which will attack workers' rightsPolity.org.za2018-03-23
Labour on definition of "worker" in National Minimum Wage BillGCIS2018-01-31
Labour invites public comments on National Minimum Wage amendments to BCEA and LRAGCIS2017-11-09
Cabinet approves the National Minimum Wage, Basic Conditions of Employment and the Labour Relations Amendment BillsGCIS2017-11-02
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