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Bargaining Council: New National Minimum Wage & Bursary Funding Available




The National Minimum Wage (NMW) has been increased from R25.42 per hour to R27.58 per hour, with effect from 1 March 2024. The amounts applicable to Learners have also been amended. GG 50073 NMW.pdf ( 


The Annexure H wage schedules have been revised and posted on the Council’s website. You may access them there or via the links below.


Please note: The minimum wage and learnership allowances prescribed by the National Minimum Wage Commission are calculated taking into account the Employer’s Pension Fund contributions. 


Salary scales and learnership allowances that are based on the prescribed minimum may include an hourly rate or weekly rate that is less than the amount of the NMW as the Pension Fund contribution of the Employer is factored into the calculation. 


The hourly rate or weekly allowance plus the employer portion of the Pension Fund contribution may not be less than the minimum prescribed by the NMW Commission.


Division 101 


Division 102 


Division 103 


Division 104 


Division 105 


Division 106 


Division 106 (New Scope) 


Division 107 


Division 108 


Division 109 


Division 112 


Division 113 


Division 114 


Division 115 


Division 116 


Division 117 


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The AD Zakar Fund was established some time ago when the late Mr AD Zakar, a Secretary of the previous Industrial Council for the Hairdressing Trade, bequeathed an amount to the Council with the provision that the money be used for the higher education of children of persons engaged in the Hairdressing Trade in the Southern Gauteng Region. 


We invite children of employers and employees in the Southern Gauteng Region (Divisions 101 and 105) with a minimum of a matriculation certificate and who wish to study further (University/Technikon/Technical College) to submit applications for Bursary Grants to the Grants Committee for consideration by no later than 5 April 2024. 


Please note: 

  • The student must be a South African citizen; 

  • The student must be the child of someone engaged in Hairdressing in the Southern Gauteng region (Divisions 101 and 105); 

  • The student must have matriculated; 

  • The student should be an above average academic achiever; 

  • Students who are already studying, studying with loans or with partial bursaries and/or final year students are eligible to apply; 

  • Documentary proof will be required in relation to the above, registration of the student and costs of the course (to be provided by institution/s concerned). 

  • Payment will be made directly to the institution concerned. 

  • Grants awarded will be within the sole discretion of the Management Committee and no correspondence will be entered into in that regard. 


More details on the Bursary: AD ZAKAR Bursary – more details ( 


The Application Form may be accessed via the link or the website. AD Zakar Application.doc ( 


Employers in Southern Gauteng (Div 101 and 105) are requested to provide this information to their employees please.

Please consult the Council’s WEBSITE for the contact details of Agents in your area.

For more information, contact:


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