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. And in this context, Christ-followers who are employers are to actively discern how their faith shapes the way they employ and remunerate.
These resources are intended to shine a light on the various things that must be considered when employing someone. We believe that employers are to pursue the flourishing of those in their employ and we invite you to journey through these resources to explore how best to do that.
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.
‘I pay what I can afford’, ‘A low salary is better than no salary’, ‘Raising the minimum wage will increase unemployment’ and more.
In this upcoming episode, you can expect to hear some stories of families who are surviving under Living Wage. We want to give the you an idea of what it means to be paid less than a living wage, what everyday items people being underpaid have to sacrifice and some of the challenges that they face.