[LISTEN] How much does Sweepsouth pay its domestic workers?

Some concerned citizens have taken to social media to complain about what Sweepsouth, the tech startup that connects people with domestic workers on demand, is paying their cleaners.

The new national minimum wage (NMW) is set to come into effect from May 1, 2018.

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies speaks to founder of cleaning company Sweep South, Aisha Pandor about the challenges faced when having to decide on salaries for their workers.

Domestic work is work that takes place within a home, the salary that goes towards the domestic workers comes from a home owners salary.

Aisha Pandor, founder of Sweep South

As a home owner, you are someone who is working and likely to pay tax and out of your net income you pay someone's salary.

Aisha Pandor, founder of Sweep South

It's easy to say lets increase salaries across the board but the reality is that we face high levels of unemployment in the country.

Aisha Pandor, founder of Sweep South

Pandor says that Sweepsouth pays its employees R30 per hour, which amounts to R210 per day.

To hear the rest of the interview, listen below:


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