More than 4,000 agriculture jobs at risk due to national minimum wage

Job cuts to hit seasonal workers hardest, while subsectors that remain labour intensive will consider mechanising processes


Agri SA, a federation of agricultural organisations, says the national minimum wage of R21.69 per hour — which came into effect on Monday — could result in the loss of more than 4,000 much-needed jobs in the agricultural sector...

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