The Labour Minister has increased the minimum wage for farmworkers and labourers in the forestry sectors by just under R1 for an hour’s work. The sectoral determination provides that the minimum hourly rate for these workers increase from R13.37 an hour to R14.25 an hour and that monthly remuneration increase from R2,606.78 to R2,778.83.

These changes will come into effect on 1 March 2016.