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Questions raised over South Africa’s new minimum wage

South Africa’s government will introduce the country’s first national minimum wage, meaning more than six million of the lowest-paid workers will have more money in their pockets. But some critics say that at $1.60 an hour, it’s far too low.

South Africa’s government will introduce the country’s first national minimum wage, meaning more than six million of the lowest-paid workers will have more money in their pockets.

But some critics say that at $1.60 an hour, it’s far too low.

Others argue that it’s too high and will stifle economic growth and job creation.

Al Jazeera’s Tania Page reports from Johannesburg.