The Ministry of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development has published a notification informing the public that the Government of Botswana has approved an increase for minimum wage rates for 2019/2020.

The adjusted minimum wage rates took effect on 1 July 2019.

Trade / Industry Basic Minimum Wage
Building, construction, exploration and quarrying industries P6.77 per hour
Wholesale distributive trade P6.77 per hour
Manufacturing, service and repair trades P6.77 per hour
Hotel, catering and entertainment trades P6.77 per hour
Garage, motor trade and road transport P6.77 per hour
Retail distributive trade P6.01 per hour
Security guards P6.77 per hour
Domestic service sector P1,000.00 per month
Agricultural sector P1,000.00 per month

Employers are advised to adhere to the newly stipulated rates. Failure to do so will be a violation of s138 of the Employment Act, Cap 47:01 and punishable in terms of s151(d) of the same Act.