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Living Wage lets employers calculate if they are paying their employees a living wage. The tool was created by OpenUp, formerly Code for South Africa, to highlight the low wages earned by domestic workers, who make up six percent of South African workers.

Launched on South Africa’s biggest news site, News24, the calculator features a brief survey asking employers how much they pay their workers. The tool then uses nine indicators to calculate whether the rate is fair. These indicators include the size of the employee’s household and the cost of food, housing, transportation and education.

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