Minimum Wages for Domestic Workers

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The Domestic Workers' Act sets out Minimum Wages for Domestic Workers in South Africa and specifies working conditions such as hours of work, overtime pay, salary increases, deductions, annual and sick leave. It applies to the estimated 1 to 1.5 million workers in the country who work as domestics, gardeners, childminders (including drivers of children) and those who look after the sick, aged or disabled in private homes. The legislation also covers Domestic Workers who work as independent contractors. Find out more information on Domestic Workers' Rights.

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 2012 to 30 November 2013

Minimum rates for the period

1 December 2013 to 30 November 2014

Hourly Rate (R)

8.95

Hourly Rate (R)

Previous years wage + CPIX + 1%

Weekly Rate (R)

402.96

Weekly Rate (R)

Monthly Rate (R)

1746.00

Monthly Rate (R)

Area B

Areas not mentioned in Area A

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)

7.65

Hourly Rate (R)

Previous years wage + CPIX + 2%

Weekly Rate (R)

344.30

Weekly Rate (R)

Monthly Rate (R)

1491.86

Monthly Rate (R)

 

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 2012 to 30 November 2013

Minimum rates for the period

1 December 2013 to 30 November 2014

Hourly Rate (R)

10.48

Hourly Rate (R)

Previous years wage + CPIX + 1%

Weekly Rate (R)

285.62

Weekly Rate (R)

Monthly Rate (R)

1237.60

Monthly Rate (R)

Area B

Areas not mentioned in Area A

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)

9.03

Hourly Rate (R)

Previous years wage + CPIX + 2%

Weekly Rate (R)

243.80

Weekly Rate (R)

Monthly Rate (R)

1056.35

Monthly Rate (R)

 

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