One nation where the minimum wage is seriously considered by the government is the Republic of South Africa. Not to accuse anybody of working too hard or receiving inadequate compensation.
President Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa signed four bills into law some years ago to give effect to a R3 500 monthly national minimum wage for most categories of workers.This law by President Cyril Ramaphosa started to be effective from January 1 2019. Now it has been reported that Premier Panyaza Lesufi’s R130-a-day stipend has tongues wagging.
Gauteng premier Panyaza Lesufi and the provincial department of agriculture, rural development and environment have come under fire for offering to pay workers R130 a day.Panyaza Lesufi this week announced vacancies for 6,000 workers under the expanded public works programme (EPWP) to keep Gauteng clean.
The project will run for 12 months but unfortunately the salary makes him to come under fire since it is not even minimum wage. On social media, people criticized him for allowing that.