South Africa increases minimum wage to N126,480 as Nigeria struggles with N30K

South Africa has increased its minimum wage to N126,480, as Nigeria still struggles with the N30K minimum wage demand by workers in the country.

South Africa increases minimum wage to N126,480 as Nigeria struggles with N30K lailasnews


President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa who disclosed that the new minimum wage will take full effect from January 1, 2019, added that it would benefit about six million workers that currently earn R3,700 (N97,495).

While one South African Rand exchanges for N26.35, this means that South African workers would be earning N527 per hour: N4,216 per day and N126,480 per month, while their Nigerian colleagues are currently earn N75 per hour, which is N600 per day (at eight working hours per day) and N18,000 per month. However if paid  N30,000 as minimum wage, Nigerian workers would be earning N125 per hour or N1,000 per day, which amounts to N30,000 monthly.

WhileSouth Africa increased its minimum wage to N126,480, a Global Wage Report 2018/19 released yesterday, also revealed that the world’s wage growth also hit a 10-year low, the last of its kind being in 2007.

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On the other hand, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President Ayuba Wabba said labour would soon meet to draw up a timetable within which government would be expected to conclude work on the new wage.

126 Comments

  1. This is actually the main reason why the country economy and everything in south Africa is having fast growing because the government and the citizens are in good terms.

  2. Wao thats great of a country, they should be called giants of Africa not Nigeria claiming to be what they have never been . The margin is too much

  3. Nigeria needs repair, the government just spend money on eating and wearing fine fine cloth.
    They’re depriving us of our right. God will fight for us.

  4. The problem we have in Nigeria is the senators, whenever a bill is passed they weigh it very well putting only their pocket into consideration. Imagine working as a civil servant for 36years and u don’t u make up to 12milliion without involving yourself in fraud.. Nigeria is messed up cleaning this country would definitely take a decade.

  5. I don’t even know who gave Nigeria giant of Africa.See South Africa now,they care for their citizen.Common 30k, that is not even enough for a family of 4to spend on a month is very had for them to pay.

  6. we can’t compare us to them, they 100x better than us all way round. Let’s keep praying for the betterment of the country

  7. As far as it is Nigeria, the law makers always have the highest amount on their own and also try to deprive workers of their own. It’s high time they are put to check so as to help the masses

  8. Nigeria with crude oils is struggling to pay 30k minimum wage why country like Angola and Cameron with few oils a.re paying 75k up as minimum wage.

  9. Chaii nigeria, soon people will leave this suffering country to another without returning, our rulers think about it….

  10. That’s a good news not Nigeria,, instead of increasing the minimum wage they keep on to increase corruption,, giant of CORRUPTION

  11. The problem we have in Nigeria is the senators, whenever a bill is passed they weigh it very well putting only their pocket into consideration. Imagine working as a civil servant for 36years and u don’t u make up to 12milliion without involving yourself in fraud.. Nigeria is messed up cleaning this country would definitely take a decade

  12. Nawaoh!!! What our leaders specialize is looting millions upon millions. Look at, just 30,000 increments of salary is a big issue for them. What They what is for d poor to remain poor and them to continue in affluence. Na God will punish all of them.

  13. That’s a government that understands the economy of her people.. Why won’t there be growth in South Africa? We still are battling with 30k

  14. This is really a very big blow to Nigeria as they can never see the back of South Africa I’m terms of growing economy

  15. That is our Nigeria for you, its not that Nigeria doesn’t have the money to maintain the #30000 minimum wage ,it just that our leader do not do proper allocation everybody wants his pocket full before others, sorry to us …even in this high cost of things ,government please listen to our workers

  16. Comment*
    just imagined. what is so difficult that Nigeria cannot increase their own wage? workers would just be struggling in vain..

  17. This Nigeria government has failed the citizens in different ways, I don’t know if they do not see what other countries are doing to make their country better, for over a year the government can’t achieve a common minimum wage for the workers, this too bad

  18. That’s very good of ur Governor oh,I just pray our God should open our leaders eyes for them to rethink

  19. that is the problem we are facing in Nigeria instead of help they keep making things worse for Nigeria May God save us.

  20. That is a very great improvement to south Africa, Nigeria should try and stand up again, this is really a shameful thing

  21. This should be a challenge to the Nigerian federal government, they are once called the giant of Africa yet there economy is currently going down, they should atleast imitate this good South-African government, we have the capability and capacity to do more than that

  22. See a very big different and our government is here arguing over a small money.is it not the same African country

  23. Little wonder Nigerians are running to south Africa, their government is compassionate on its citizen. If our government can be like this, things will take new turn.

  24. Nigeria is always the last to count just 30k minimum wage is taking Nigeria a whole year to approve just look at south African and other countries Nigeria is nothing to compare to their economy.

  25. Nigeria government it’s high time you do something about this..
    People are dying out of hunger because of poor salary.

  26. Dats government that cares for d people, our Nigerian government do care if d people die or live, as long as they are in office and frauding our Treasury

  27. Nigeria is still lagging behind because of our leadership. We are resourceful but bad governance is pour problem.

  28. Wow that’s a good one, hmmmm even the 30k no be till person tire self before seeing it hmmmm our country our pride

  29. Too bad we all our resources and wealth, we are still very lagging behind and we call ourselves the giant of Africa.

  30. Only God can help Nigeria. We counterparts across Africa are doing so well but we are still lagging behind.

  31. What a country, our government is only interested in their own and children pocket why workers labour in vain here

  32. congratulations to them and may God touch the heart of Nigerian leaders to attend to the plight of the common man and increase our own too

  33. South africa can never be compared to nigeria…even if there is corruption over there but its used to help the poor masses and not kill them all….corruption and bad governance can never allow nigeria grow…

  34. I weep for Nigeria ,this is a country where the government are been sincere with their citizens not this Nigeria where we have 419 This is what we call good government to hell with APC and PDP

  35. Nigeria which was once a gaint of Africa is now strogling to pay minimum wage of 30k I think Nigeria Government need to do something about this

  36. We really do not have our priorities in the right places in this country called Nigeria. We are indeed in a quagmire.

  37. Our leaders are really the set back of this country,because of buhari’s own self interest,he has refused to approve the 30,000 minimum wage

  38. Nice one South Africa. Which way Nigeria? I have been on the opinion that they should put the senators into the minimum wage stuff so that they can feel our pain

  39. Greed and selfish interests of the politicians will never allow them to remember the workers. On the other hand, NLC are toothless bulldog. They can only bark.

  40. Am actually ashamed of this country Nigeria. Minimum wage increment, they will riot, strike and some people will even die in the process yet the govt will not change their minds.

  41. South Africa, is a country, where the system is working, that is why things are going fast in that country, but in Nigeria,just N30,000 and the government still cannot pay,God help us

  42. Imagine! Nigeria does not care how the masses are living,only after there selfish interest.poor government

  43. You can imagine how Nigerian workers are suffering, this people did not protest or go on strike before it was approved. God helped Nigeria

  44. This is a shame to us as a country. We claim to be the giant of Africa yet SA is paying it’s worker more than what we are paying

  45. Are we still giant of Africa? Why are we surrounded by evil and wicked leaders? We have what it takes to do better than South Africa but they send them abroad for their unborn great grand children. That’s why we are facing all types of challenges from kidnapping to many others

  46. in Nigeria we don’t have anywhere to gather money except from crude oil but south Africa works on all the way to generate money for there country, our leaders we only generate money to there pocket.

  47. Nigeria should learn from them because we are far richer than them in resources and all but we lack good leadership

  48. Nigeria with crude oils is struggling to pay 30k minimum wage why country like Angola and Cameron with few oils a.re paying 75k up as minimum wage.Nigerians we need to buckle up so that we can achieve more.

  49. Can you imagine
    This means they will be receiving more than x4 what the Nigerian government is willing to pay if ever they pay it but if not
    That will be more than x6 our pay here
    What a pity

  50. Although am an advocate of good Nigeria and good government. But comparing other country salary with ours shouldn’t be call for..

  51. Atleast we should emulate this example from SA. What still suprises me how Senators will be collecting 25million monthly and The whole educated citizens will be begging to be paid 30k and the President even hard a hard time in approving it. This is pure wickedness. Let Senors be placed on minimum wage. Are they not human beings like us and lets see if anyone will want to join politics again

  52. SA is a far batter country compare to Nigeria that have leaders with selfish interest that only need the money for their own family and leave the masses to suffer

  53. I am ashamed of this country called Nigeria. After all the stress they pay a paltry sum of 600 naira per day to workers shame on them

  54. Nigeria will soon turn the most poorest country very soon,our government is very bad and it keep worsening instead of getting better.imagine south Africa

  55. ountry still has a long way to go, even the 30k isn’t even enough for an average nigerian and yet the government can’t implement it, this is really very bad

  56. That is nigeria for if you should estimate the minimum wage of government workers in one year lol not even up to the amount of salary a politician ends in a month. Yeah today are battling with 30 thousand minimum wage for civil servants

  57. This is actually the main reason why the country economy and everything in south Africa is having fast growing because the government and the citizens are in good terms.

  58. God have mercy… What a landslide difference… God help my country… All our leader know is to loot money from the poor economy

  59. May God save Nigeria, when will we be like , others, sometimes, remaining in this oountry mkes people depressed.

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