Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says the party does not accept the national minimum wage of R3500. This as the country’s first-ever national minimum wage came into effect last month.


Delivering his keynote address at the EFF’s manifesto launch at Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, Malema says all miners must earn at least R12500.

“The money must go to pockets of our people. All mine workers, the entry level must be R12 500. The farm worker R5000, manufacturing workers R6500. Retail workers should be paid R5000. Builders will earn a salary of R7000. Petrol attendants should earn R6500, cleaners R4500, domestic workers R5000, security guards R7500. Waiters and waitresses R4500 that’s just an entry level. If you’re in that field with enough experience you must be paid more than that,” Malema said.