National Minimum Wage (NMW) Commission calls for inputs into 2024 NMW review

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) Commission is inviting all interested parties to submit written representations concerning possible adjustments to the NMW in 2024.

National Minimum Wage Chairperson, Adriaan van der Walt in a notice released this week 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 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 existing National Minimum Wage determination now includes the vulnerable sectors of farm workers and the domestic workers – whom with effect from last year (2022) were also aligned with the NMW rates.

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

The closing date for the submission of written inputs is 8 September 2023.

For media enquiries contact:

Teboho Thejane

Departmental Spokesperson

082 697 0694/