National Minimum Wage
November 2017 has seen some exciting developments regarding the National Minimum Wage. Cabinet has approved the National Minimum Wage Bill, Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill as well as the Labour Relations Amendment Bill. The Bills have been Gazetted, and open for public comment before being signed off by the President.
NEWS FROM SA PAYROLL ASSOCIATION
COID Salaries Ceiling: This has increased to 403 500.00 with effect 1 April 2017
COID Compensation Benefits: Increased effective 1 April 2017. The details can be seen here
UIF: Still no increase in the earnings contribution side of UIF.
SA PAYROLL ASSOCIATION
The Directors of the South African Payroll Association are excited to announce the SAPA Conference 2017, scheduled for:
6 – 7 September 2017 at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, 12 September 2017 in Cape Town and 14 September 2017 in Durban.
The National Skills Authority is hosting a National Skills Conference in March 2017
Book your place now to be part of building the future of South Africa. To find out more http://www.nationalskillsauthority.org.za/
The Department of Labour have announced the minimum wages for Farm and Forestry Sector with effect 01 March 2017.
Farm and Forestry Sector Minimum Wages, 1 March 2017
Click here farm_forestrywages2017 to have a look at the new rates.
Wholesale and Retail Wage Increase is effective from the 1st February 2017, read below on who this applies to.
Sectoral Determination 9: Wholesale and Retail Sector
The employment of all wholesale and retail workers are governed by this legislation.
- minimum wages
- working hours
- number of leave days
- termination rules
- warehousing, or
- distribution operations.
- another sectoral determination, or
More South Africans will the opportunity to receive a new South African ID number document as The Department of Home Affairs is expanding its Smart ID services to more bank branches across the country. This is alleviate the pressure on the Department of Home Affairs to some degree.
SOUTH AFRICAN ID NUMBER EXPLAINED
The Smart ID card contains similar information to the current green barcode ID book – most important of which is your ID number.
Besides providing a unique numerical identifier, your South African ID number reveals information about you – such as your date of birth and gender.