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Minimum wage increase a threat to food security

Agri SA is alarmed by the announcement of a 9,6% increase in the national minimum wage.  Any increase in costs will further strain already hard-pressed farmers. As the sector battles to contain the costs associated with loadshedding, crumbling infrastructure and high input costs, this increase will further undermine food[...]

By Specialist Writer|22nd February 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , |

OPINION PIECE: Why the minimum wage is impossible for farmworkers

by Bennie van Zyl, General manager: TLU SA It would appear the question is not whether farmers want to pay the increase in the minimum wage but if they can afford to. It is crucial to have a cohesive understanding of the current economic climate in agriculture. Each farm[...]

By Specialist Writer|24th February 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
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