New research recommends stand alone labour laws to make minimum wage effective

A new study by University of Cape Town's Labour and Enterprise Policy Research suggests that government needs to draft legislation to ensure that the national minimum wage is effectively implemented

Michael Bagraim, Labour Lawyer at Bagraim Attorneys, says legislation calling for minimum wage, needs to be effectively implemented and it also needs to be properly monitored so that people don't lose jobs.

The only way we going to do that is to ensure that we have its own piece of legislation that will properly handle all the sectors to give structure to the minimum wage.

Michael Bagraim, Labour Lawyer at Bagraim Attorneys

Trying to bury that into the Basic Conditions of Employment Act - it's going to make a complete mess, it will make it into a pudding where you won't know whether we are coming or going.

Michael Bagraim, Labour Lawyer at Bagraim Attorneys

Bagraim says in conducting his research he compared South Africa's minimum wage to other countries and found that the legislation is not hidden in the Basic Employment Act.

Listen below to hear the rest of the interview:

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