Minimum wages for domestic workers

New minimum wages for domestic workers, applicable from 1/12/2012

below you will find the minimum wage increases for domestic workers with regard to area and remuneration.

DOMESTIC WORKER MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES FROM 1 DECEMBER 2012

Wage Tables for the Domestic Worker Sector
Table 1
Minimum wages for domestic workers who work more than 27 ordinary hours per week
Area A
Bergrivier Local Municipality, Breederivier Local Municipality, Buffalo City Local Municipality, Cape Agulhas Local Municipality, Cederberg Local Municipality, City of Cape Town, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Drakenstein Local Municipality, Ekurhulen Metropolitan Municipality, Emalahleni Local Municipality, Emfuleni Local Municipality, Ethekwini Metropolitan Unicity, Gamagara Local Municipality, George Local Municipality, Hibiscus Coast Local Municipality, Karoo Hoogland Local Municipality, Kgatelopele Local Municipality, Khara Hais Local Municipality, Knysna Local Municipality, Kungwini Local Municipality, Kouga Local Municipality, Langeberg Local Municipality, Lesedi Local Municipality, Makana Local Municipality, Mangaung Local Municipality, Matzikama Local Municipality, Metsimaholo Local Municipality, Middelburg Local Municipality, Midvaal Local Municipality, Mngeni Local Municipality, Mogale Local Municipality, Mosselbaai Local Municipality, Msunduzi Local Municipality, Mtubatu Local Municipality, Nama Khoi Local Municipality, Nelson Mandela, Nokeng tsa Taemane Local Municipality, Oudtshoorn Local Municipality, Overstrand Local Municipality, Plettenbergbaai Local Municipality, Potchefstroom Local Municipality, Randfontein Local Municipality, Richtersveld Local Municipality, Saldanha Bay Local Municipality, Sol Plaatjie Local Municipality, Stellenbosch Local Municipality, Swartland Local Municipality, Swellendam Local Municipality, Theewaterskloof Local Municipality, Umdoni Local Municipality, uMhlathuze Local Municipality and Witzenberg Local Municipality.
Minimum rates for the period 1 December 2011 to
30 November 2012
Minimum rates for the period 1 December 2012 to
30 November 2013
Minimum rates for the period
1 December 2013 to
30 November 2014
Hourly Rate   (R )
8.34
Hourly Rate   (R )
8.95
Previous years minimum wage + CPI*** +1%
Hourly Rate   (R )
Previous years minimum wage + CPI*** +1%
Weekly Rate   (R )
375.19
Weekly Rate (R )
402.96
Weekly Rate   (R )
Monthly Rate   (R )
1625.70
Monthly Rate (R )
1746.00
Monthly Rate   (R )
Wages in Area A will be subjected to a CPI plus 1% increase for the period 1 December 2012 to 30 November 2013. The CPI*** (for the lowest quintile) six weeks prior to 1 December 2012 has been 6,4%.This means that wages for this period was calculated as follows: CPI (for the lowest quintile) plus 1% for Area A = 6,4% + 1% =7.4%.
Area B
Areas not mentioned in Area A
Minimum rates for the period 1 December 2011 to 30 November 2012
Minimum rates for the period 1 December 2012 to 30 November 2013
Minimum rates for the period 1 December 2013 to 30 November 2014
Hourly Rate   (R )
7.06
Hourly Rate
(R )
7.65
Previous years minimum wage + CPI*** +2%
Hourly Rate   (R )
Previous years minimum wage + CPI*** +2%
Weekly Rate   (R )
317.62
Weekly Rate
(R )
344.30
Weekly Rate   (R )
Monthly Rate   (R )
1376.25
Monthly Rate
(R )
1491.86
Monthly Rate   (R )
 Wages in Area B will be subjected to a CPI plus 2% increase for the period 1 December 2012 to 30 November 2013. The CPI*** (for the lowest quintile) six weeks prior to 1 December 2012 has been 6,4%.This means that wages for this period was calculated as follows: CPI (for the lowest quintile) plus 2% for Area B = 6,4% + 2% =8.4%.

 

 

 

Table 2
Minimum wages for domestic workers who work 27 ordinary hours per week or less
Area A
Bergrivier Local Municipality, Breederivier Local Municipality, Buffalo City Local Municipality, Cape Agulhas Local Municipality, Cederberg Local Municipality, City of Cape Town, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Drakenstein Local Municipality, Ekurhulen Metropolitan Municipality, Emalahleni Local Municipality, Emfuleni Local Municipality, Ethekwini Metropolitan Unicity, Gamagara Local Municipality, George Local Municipality, Hibiscus Coast Local Municipality, Karoo Hoogland Local Municipality, Kgatelopele Local Municipality, Khara Hais Local Municipality, Knysna Local Municipality, Kungwini Local Municipality, Kouga Local Municipality, Langeberg Local Municipality, Lesedi Local Municipality, Makana Local Municipality, Mangaung Local Municipality, Matzikama Local Municipality, Metsimaholo Local Municipality, Middelburg Local Municipality, Midvaal Local Municipality, Mngeni Local Municipality, Mogale Local Municipality, Mosselbaai Local Municipality, Msunduzi Local Municipality, Mtubatu Local Municipality, Nama Khoi Local Municipality, Nelson Mandela, Nokeng tsa Taemane Local Municipality, Oudtshoorn Local Municipality, Overstrand Local Municipality, Plettenbergbaai Local Municipality, Potchefstroom Local Municipality, Randfontein Local Municipality, Richtersveld Local Municipality, Saldanha Bay Local Municipality, Sol Plaatjie Local Municipality, Stellenbosch Local Municipality, Swartland Local Municipality, Swellendam Local Municipality, Theewaterskloof Local Municipality, Umdoni Local Municipality, uMhlathuze Local Municipality and Witzenberg Local Municipality.
Minimum rates for the period
1 December 2011 to
30 November 2012
Minimum rates for the period
1 December 2012 to
30 November 2013
Minimum rates for the period
1 December 2013 to
30 November 2014
Hourly Rate   (R )
9.85
Hourly Rate   (R )
10.48
Previous years minimum wage + CPI*** +1%
Hourly Rate   (R )
Previous years minimum wage + CPI*** +1%
Weekly Rate   (R )
265.94
Weekly Rate   (R )
285.62
Weekly Rate   (R )
Monthly Rate   (R )
1152.32
Monthly Rate   (R )
1237.60
Monthly Rate   (R )
 Wages in Area A will be subjected to a CPI plus 1% increase for the period 1 December 2012 to 30 November 2013. The CPI*** (for the lowest quintile) six weeks prior to 1 December 2012 has been 6,4%.This means that wages for this period was calculated as follows: CPI (for the lowest quintile) plus 1% for Area A = 6,4% + 1% =7.4%.
Area B
Areas not mentioned in Area A
Minimum rates for the period
1 December 2011 to
 30 November 2012
Minimum rates for the period
1 December 2012 to
30 November 2013
Minimum rates for the period
1 December 2013 to
30 November 2014
Hourly Rate   (R )
8.33
Hourly Rate   (R )
9.03
Previous years minimum wage + CPI*** +2%
Hourly Rate   (R )
Previous years minimum wage + CPI*** +2%
Weekly Rate   (R )
224.90
Weekly Rate   (R )
243.80
Weekly Rate   (R )
Monthly Rate   (R )
974.49
Monthly Rate   (R )
1056.35
Monthly Rate   (R )
 Wages in Area B will be subjected to a CPI plus 2% increase for the period 1 December 2012 to 30 November 2013. The CPI*** (for the lowest quintile) six weeks prior to 1 December 2012 has been 6,4%.This means that wages for this period was calculated as follows: CPI (for the lowest quintile) plus 2% for Area B = 6,4% + 2% =8.4%.

 

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