The National Assembly has passed the landmark Minimum Wage Bill.
Labour Minister, Mildred Oliphant has accused the South African Federation of Trade Unions of misleading workers, saying it was part of discussions that led to an agreement on the minimum wage.
The South African Federation of Trade Unions has accused government of trying to divide South Africa into two countries by ignoring the workers’ rights.
The South African Federation of Trade Unions says it is ready to hold marches in several cities and towns around the country on Wednesday, as workers protest against the minimum wage.
The South African Federation of Trade Union (Saftu) which has proposed a R12 500 minimum wage, says it hopes that the Department of Labour will incorporate its proposal into the re-drafted Minimum Wage Bill.