Pretoria - Workers in the wholesale and retail sector are now entitled to minimum wage increases that vary between 6.1% and 8.1% in various job categories. 

The increase is effective from 1 February 2015.  The new minimum wage will be applicable until 31 January 2016.

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has approved the new minimum wage for the sector in terms of the sectoral determination governed by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, which makes provision for setting of minimum wages.  

Various categories of workers, who stand to benefit from the new minimum wage determination, include cashiers, clerks, assistant managers, displayers, forklift operators, security guards, merchandisers, managers, sales assistants, sales persons, shop assistant supervisors and trainee managers. -