An estimated 95% of domestic employees in South Africa earn less than what they need to live off. Millions of men and women, whilst employed, are trapped in the cycle of poverty. We believe that employers should pursue the flourishing of everyone in their employ. As Christ-followers, this means actively discerning how our faith shapes the way that we employ and remunerate. We invite you to journey through these resources to explore how best to do that.
Covid-19 and lockdown regulations have revealed afresh the reality that many South Africans do not earn enough to save for unexpected crises. Job losses, food insecurity and lost income have impacted millions. This article from The New Humanitarian gives insight into the reality of surviving lockdown without a living wage.
‘I pay what I can afford’, ‘A low salary is better than no salary’, ‘Raising the minimum wage will increase unemployment’ and more.
It is easy to take advantage of unemployed people in South Africa, knowing that the unemployment rate coerces people to accept wages that are below what they can live off.