South Africa’s Labour Minister, Thulas Nxesi has announced a new minimum wage for South Africa. eNCA reports that on Monday he announced that the national minimum wage has been increased to R23.19 for an ordinary hour of work, which is an increase of 6.9% effective March 1st. The adjustments follow a recent proposal by the National Minimum Wage Commission to increase domestic worker salaries to 100% of the National Minimum Wage. South Africa’s agricultural sector has meanwhile warned that increasing wages will threaten job security in the country.