South Africa  Minimum Wage, Labor Law, and Employment Data Sheet South Africa Minimum Wage Rate 2024

Appx. Yearly Minimum Wage
$2,471.00 USD
Rank by Min. Wage
68 / 197
Gross National Product
$116,729.00 USD

South Africa has a government-mandated minimum wage, and no worker in South Africa can be paid less then this mandatory minimum rate of pay. Employers in South Africa who fail to pay the Minimum Wage may be subject to punishment by South Africa's government.

What is the South Africa Minimum Wage?

South Africa's Minimum Wage is the lowest amount a worker can be legally paid for his work. Most countries have a nation-wide minimum wage that all workers must be paid.

South Africa's minimum wage rate is not mandatory,but a recommended minimum wage in private sector is 2,474 rand per month except domestic and farm works' wages which is recommended at 1,500 rand per month. South Africa's minimum wage was last changed in 1-Jan-2013.

How does South Africa's minimum wage compare to the minimum wage in other countries?

South Africa's yearly minimum wage is $2,471.00 in International Currency. International Currency is a measure of currency based on the value of the United States dollar in 2009. There are 68 countries with a higher Minimum Wage then South Africa, and South Africa is in the top 35 percent of all countries based on the yearly minimum wage rate.

Facts and statistics about South Africa

South Africa is a country located in the Southern Africa region with a population of 40,377,000 and an average life span of 51.1 years.

Local Name South Africa
Gross National Product $116,729.00
Government Type Republic
Current Leader Thabo Mbeki
Independence Year 1910
Continent & Region Africa, Southern Africa
Surface Area 1,221,037 square kilometers
ISO 3166 Country Code ZA

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