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.