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Agri SA, a federation of agricultural organisations, says the national minimum wage of R21.69 per hour — which came into effect on Monday — could result in the loss of more than 4,000 much-needed jobs in the agricultural sector.

Agriculture, which continues to operate during the Covid-19 lockdown, is considered one of the beacons of the economy, contributing about 3% to GDP and is responsible for about 900,000 jobs...

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