Announcement

ADJUSTMENT OF MINIMUM WAGES FOR 2019/2020

Summary

The public is notified that the Government of Botswana has approved an increase for Minimum Wage Rates for 2019/2020 by 17% across the board and to BWP 1000.00 per month for the Domestic and Agricultural Sectors. The adjusted minimum wage rates will take effect from 1st July 2019.

Updated on : 20-06-2019


ADJUSTMENT OF MINIMUM WAGES FOR 2019/2020

ADJUSTMENT OF MINIMUM WAGES FOR 2019/2020

The public is notified that the Government of Botswana has approved an increase for Minimum Wage Rates for 2019/2020 by 17% across the board and to BWP 1000.00 per month for the Domestic and Agricultural Sectors. The adjusted minimum wage rates will take effect from 1st July 2019. The rates are as follows: 

Trade/Industry

Basic Minimum Wage

1.

Building, Construction, Exploration & Quarry Industries

BWP 6.77 per hour

2

Wholesale Distributive Trade

BWP 6.77 per hour

3

Manufacturing, Service and Repair Trades

BWP 6.77 per hour

4

Hotel Catering and Entertainment Trades

BWP 6.77 per hour

4.

Garage, Motor Trade and Road Transport

BWP 6.77 per hour

5

Retail Distributive Trade

BWP 6.77 per hour

6.

Security Guards

BWP 6.77 per hour

7.

Domestic Service Sector

BWP 6.77 per hour

8.

Agriculture Sector

BWP 6.77 per hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employers are advised to adhere to the newly stipulated rates. Failure to do so will be a vilation of Section 138 of the Employment Act, Cap 47:01 and punishable in terms of Section 151(d) of the same Act. It is emphasized that these are minimum rates; employers who can afford to pay more are encouraged to do so. 

thank you. 

Pearl N. Ramokoka

Permanent Secretary


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