Minimum Wage – Hospitality Sector

Minimum Wage – Hospitality Sector

Human Resources, Payroll / eTorQue

All employers engaged in the hospitality sector within South Africa are obliged to ensure that all employees employed by them are paid according to the minimum wage. This minimum wage is reviewed each year and is published in June to take effect from 1 July. The wage increases is based on CPI (excluding owners’ equivalent rent) of 6.4% as reported by Stats SA on 23 May 2012 plus an additional 1% equalling 7.4%.

Therefore the new minimum wages for the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013 are as follows:

Employers with 10 or less employees:
Hourly – R11.49
Weekly – R517.10
Monthly – R2240.60

Employers with more than 10 employees:
Hourly – R12.80
Weekly – R576.00
Monthly – R2495.80