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Minimum Wage App and how it works

Minimum Wage App and how it works

The National Minimum Wage Act, 2017 is set to be implemented in May 2018. However, according to the Department of Labour, the process could be delayed by one or two months.

SABC Digital News and OpenUp (formerly Code for South Africa) has partnered to develop a Minimum Wage App that will give answers to the question: “Can South Africans survive on R3 500?”

Where does the information come from?

OpenUp has used the following data sources:

How is it calculated?

The money available for food is calculated by subtracting the money used for other expenses from household income. It could be said that it comes after these expenses, though they are actually in conjunction with each other.

The National Minimum Wage Act, 2017 is set to be implemented in May 2018 and will tentatively set the minimum wage for South Africans at R3 500.

Read more about the Minimum Wage App, click here.

Sourcer: SABC Digital News

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