Do­mes­tic work­ers’ wages to rise

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THE min­i­mum wage of do­mes­tic work­ers will rise from next month, Labour Min­is­ter Mil­dred Oliphant an­nounced.

From De­cem­ber 1, the min­i­mum wage of those work­ing more than 27 hours a week in met­ro­pol­i­tan ar­eas will be R9.63 an hour, while that of their ru­ral and small-town coun­ter­parts will be R8.30.

The min­i­mum wages for do­mes­tic work­ers in Area A who work more than 27 hours per week will be R9.63 an hour, R433.35 weekly for a 45-hour week and R1 877.70 monthly. In Area B the min­i­mum has been set as R8.30 an hour, R373.50 weekly (for a 45-hour week) and R1 618.37 monthly.

Area A is de­fined as all ur­ban ar­eas with mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, such as the City of Cape Town while Area B in­cludes those mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties not in­cluded in Area A.

The min­i­mum wages of those who work 27 hours or less a week will rise to: in Area A – R11.27 hourly, R304.29 weekly and R1 318.48 monthly; and, in Area B, R9.80 an hour, R264.60 weekly and R1 146.51 a month. – Sapa

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SHOW TIME: Pi­eter To­e­rien’s lo­cal pro­duc­tion of An­drew Lloy­dWeb­ber’s mu­si­cal Sun­set Boule­vard is on at the The­atre on the Bay. Star­ring An­gela Kil­ian as Norma Des­mond and Jonathan Rox­mouth as Joe Gil­lis, the story cen­tres on a silent film ac­tress who crosses paths with a screen­writer who of­fers her the chance to reignite her ca­reer. The show runs un­til Jan­uary 5.

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