Minimum Wage – Botswana

  • Valid in December 2019
  • The amounts are in Pula Botswana (P).

Industry

Per hour Per month
Construction of buildings, Exploration and Quarrying Industries
Minimum wage with effect from Jul 01, 2019.
6.77 -
Wholesale Distributive Trades
Minimum wage with effect from Jul 01, 2019.
6.77 -
Hotel, Catering and Entertainment
Minimum wage with effect from Jul 01, 2019.
6.77 -
Garage, Motor Trade and Road Transport
Minimum wage with effect from Jul 01, 2019.
6.77 -
Manufacturing, Service and Repair Trades
Minimum wage with effect from Jul 01, 2019.
6.77 -
Retail Distributive Trades
Minimum wage with effect from Jul 01, 2019.
6.01 -
Security Guards Employed by Security Companies
Minimum wage with effect from Jul 01, 2019.
6.77 -
Domestic Service Sector
Minimum wage with effect from Jul 01, 2019.
- 1,000.00
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Minimum wage with effect from Jul 01, 2019.
- 1,000.00

Working Hours

  • If the working week is 5 days, then the working day may not be  more than 9 hours and a period of rest totaling 1-hour should be  provided during the day. If the working week is more than 5 days, then the working day may not be more than 8 hours or more than 48 hours in a week. A break of at least 30 minutes must be given after 5 consecutive hours of work.

Definitions

Despite the revision Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU) says the new minimum wage rates do not match living expenses and it proposes a living wage rather than a minimum wage.

Source

Employers are advised to adhere to the new policy by ensuring that they do not pay their employees below the stipulated new minimum wage rates. Failure to do so will be violation of Section 1389 of the Employment Act Cap. 47:01. The offence is punishable in terms of Section 151 of the same act.

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Archived Minimum Wages

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