In a judgment hailed as a victory for domestic workers, the Constitutional Court has confirmed a lower court’s order that a piece of legislation is constitutionally invalid on the grounds that it excludes them from the definition of an employee.

This means employers will have to pay Compensation Fund contributions for their domestic workers, on top of the national minimum wage of R15.57 per hour, along with  Unemployment Insurance Fund contributions that employers already pay for their domestic workers...

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