Meet the deadline as the National Minimum Wage Commission’s call for inputs into 2024 NMW review is nigh
04 September 2023

Stakeholders with an interest in the adjustment of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) have until Friday (8 September) to meet a deadline to submit written representation.


On 1 August 2023 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Commission through its Chairperson, Professor Adriaan van der Walt issued a notice inviting all interested parties to submit written representations concerning possible adjustment to the NMW in 2024.


The NMW Commission said the written comments/representations concerning possible adjustments to the national minimum wage will be considered by the Commission before it publishes its annual report and recommendations on the annual review of the national minimum wage later in the year.

The primary functions of the Commission – is to review the NMW and make recommendations annually for its adjustment, and to investigate the impact of the NMW on the economy, collective bargaining and income differentials among others.

The invite for written submissions is conducted in accordance with section 6(2) of the National Minimum Wage Act, No. 9 of 2018.

The current rate of NMW as announced by Employment and Labour Minister T.W Nxesi in February 2023 jumped from (2022) R23,19 to R25,42 for each ordinary hour worked. The annual rate came into effect from 01 March 2023.

The National Minimum Wage Act applies to all workers and their employers except members of the South African National Defence Force, the National Intelligence Agency and the South African Secret Service. The act does not apply to a volunteer, who is a person who performs work for another person and who does not receive or is not entitled to receive, any remuneration for his or her service

A fine may be imposed on an employer who paid an employee less than the national minimum wage.

Representations should reach the directorate: Employment Standards, Department of Employment and Labour, Private Bag X117, Pretoria, 0001 or be sent to

For media enquiries contact:

Teboho Thejane

Departmental Spokesperson

082 697 0694/



Issued by: Department of Employment and Labour​