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February : New Minimum Wages for Farm & Forestry Workers W.E.F. 1 March 2017

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9 February, 2017

New Minimum Wages for Farm & Forestry Workers W.E.F. 1 March 2017


Details of the new minimum wages for farm and forestry workers which will become effective from 1 March 2017.

Given the current formula used to determine mid-cycle new minimum wages, (i.e. CPI excluding owners' equivalent rent published in December 2016, plus 1%) the new minimum wage will increase by 8% to:

R 3 001.13   per month
R     692.62
 per week
R     138.39
 per day (based on 9 hours work)
R      15.39
 per hour

2017 Minimum wages for farm and forestry workers

Source: Forestry South Africa

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