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URGENT ¥¥¥ S.Africa hikes farm workers pay by 52% after strikes: minister


South Africa on Monday raised farm workers' basic daily salary by over 50 percent after violent strikes in the fruit-growing Cape region in the south, the labour minister announced.

Minister Mildred Oliphant announced that the new mininum daily wage will "be pegged at 105 rand ($11.77, 8.68 euro) per day" from March, rising from 69 rand ($7.74, 5.7 euro) per day.