Minimum Wage – Botswana

  • Valid in April 2020
  • The amounts are in Pula Botswana (P).

Industry

Per hour Per month
Construction of buildings, Exploration and Quarrying Industries
Minimum wage with effect from 01 July 2019. Information last updated on this page 21/06/19
P6.77 -
Wholesale Distributive Trades
Minimum wage with effect from 01 July 2019. Information last updated on this page 21/06/19
P6.77 -
Hotel, Catering and Entertainment
Minimum wage with effect from 01 July 2019. Information last updated on this page 21/06/19
P6.77 -
Garage, Motor Trade and Road Transport
Minimum wage with effect from 01 July 2019. Information last updated on this page 21/06/19
P6.77 -
Manufacturing, Service and Repair Trades
Minimum wage with effect from 01 July 2019. Information last updated on this page 21/06/19
P6.77 -
Retail Distributive Trades
Minimum wage with effect from 01 July 2019. Information last updated on this page 21/06/19
P6.01 -
Security Guards Employed by Security Companies
Minimum wage with effect from 01 July 2019. Information last updated on this page 21/06/19
P6.77 -
Domestic Service Sector
Minimum wage with effect from 01 July 2019. Information last updated on this page 21/06/19
- P1,000.00
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Minimum wage with effect from 01 July 2019. Information last updated on this page 21/06/19
- P1,000.00

Working Hours

  • If the working week is 5 days, then the working day may not be  more than 9 hours and a period of rest totaling 1-hour should be  provided during the day. If the working week is more than 5 days, then the working day may not be more than 8 hours or more than 48 hours in a week. A break of at least 30 minutes must be given after 5 consecutive hours of work.

Definitions

Despite the revision Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU) says the new minimum wage rates do not match living expenses and it proposes a living wage rather than a minimum wage.

Wages per month are calculated as 4.33 times if a weekly wage is defined. It is calculated as 4.33 times the standard hours per week if an hourly wage is given.

Source

Employers are advised to adhere to the new policy by ensuring that they do not pay their employees below the stipulated new minimum wage rates. Failure to do so will be violation of Section 1389 of the Employment Act Cap. 47:01. The offence is punishable in terms of Section 151 of the same act.

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