Domestic Workers Minimum Wage Increases From 01 December 2017


More than 27 ordinary hours per week
The new sectoral determination of domestic workers starting from 1 December 2017 to 30 November 2018 prescribes that the minimum wages for domestic workers who work more than 27 ordinary hours per week as follows:
• Area A (those in major metropolitan areas) is

R 13.05 hourly rate,
R 587.40 weekly rate and
R 2 545.22 monthly rate.

• Area B (those not covered in Area A)
R 11.89 hourly rate,
R 534.91 weekly rate and
R 2317.75 monthly rate.

Less than 27 ordinary hours per week

While the Minimum wages for domestic workers from 1 December 2016 to 30 November 2017 who work 27 ordinary hours per week or less is as follows:
• Area A (those in major metropolitan areas) is
R 15.28 hourly rate,
R 412.60 weekly rate and
R 1 787.80 monthly rate.

• Area B (those not covered in Area A)
R 14.03 hourly rate,
R 378.83 weekly rate and
R 1 641.48 monthly rate.

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
• Ekurhuleni 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
• Mtubatuba 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
• Swart land Local Municipality
• Swellendam Local Municipality
• Theewaterskloof Local Municipality
• Umdoni Local Municipality
• uMhlathuze Local Municipality
• Witzenberg Local Municipality

Area B
• Areas not mentioned in Area A

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