Fairwork Foundation

The Fairwork Foundation is a project that is working to set and measure standards in the platform economy.

  • Certification
    To create a certification scheme, to attest where core labour standards are being adhered to in the platform economy.
  • Ethical Choices
    To reduce the information asymmetry between workers, firms and consumers – so that end-users have the ability to make informed, ethical choices about the digital products they buy.
  • Working Conditions
    To improve the working conditions of people employed in the digital gig economy, and encourage firms to monitor and improve their production networks.

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NoSweat fully supports the Fairwork Foundation's initiative.

The Fairwork Foundation has collaboratively developed the following five principles through three stakeholder workshops that we hosted in 2018.

The first was run together with the International Labour Organisation in Geneva. The second, was co-organised with Research ICT Africa in Johannesburg; and the third was co-organised in Bangalore with the International Institute of Information Technology.

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Here are the five principles and how NoSweat aligns with them.

Pay

Fairwork guidelines

Fairness relating to pay includes levels of pay, considering both minimum and living wages. Along with the amount of remuneration, this also involves fair pay terms including ensuring that worker's costs are met. For location-based and macrowork, platforms protect against non-payment for completed work. For microwork platforms, non-payment is effectively regulated.

NoSweat job rates and duration

  • Account
    122 jobs
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    ZAR 273
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    ZAR 72
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    ZAR 798
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    258 hours
    Account Director
    17 jobs
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    ZAR 270
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 170
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 437
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    274 hours
    Account Executive
    7 jobs
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    ZAR 92
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 72
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 105
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    229 hours
    Account Manager
    39 jobs
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    ZAR 188
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    ZAR 72
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    ZAR 294
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    259 hours
    Campaign Manager
    2 jobs
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    ZAR 297
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    ZAR 131
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    ZAR 462
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    381 hours
    Client Service Director
    2 jobs
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    ZAR 321
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 223
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 420
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    515 hours
    Marketing Manager
    5 jobs
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    ZAR 230
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 168
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 420
    Ave job duration
    191 hours
    PR Account Director
    3 jobs
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    ZAR 240
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 131
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 336
    Ave job duration
    115 hours
    Strategist
    47 jobs
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    ZAR 548
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    ZAR 263
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 798
    Ave job duration
    105 hours
  • Administration and Office Support
    1 jobs
    Ave hourly rate
    ZAR 294
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    ZAR 294
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    ZAR 294
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    4 hours
    Data Entry Clerk
    1 jobs
    Ave hourly rate
    ZAR 294
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    ZAR 294
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 294
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    4 hours
  • Administrative
    3 jobs
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    ZAR 82
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    ZAR 66
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 97
    Ave job duration
    85 hours
    Administrative Assistant
    3 jobs
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    ZAR 82
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    ZAR 66
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 97
    Ave job duration
    85 hours
  • Consulting and Strategy
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 504
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    ZAR 504
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    ZAR 504
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    592 hours
    Analyst
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 504
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    ZAR 504
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    ZAR 504
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    592 hours
  • Creative
    1355 jobs
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    ZAR 301
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 42
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 1008
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    145 hours
    2D Animator
    25 jobs
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    ZAR 318
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 168
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 504
    Ave job duration
    104 hours
    3D Animator
    12 jobs
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    ZAR 333
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 160
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 420
    Ave job duration
    88 hours
    3D Modeler / Renderer
    7 jobs
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    ZAR 314
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 252
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 483
    Ave job duration
    176 hours
    Art Buyer / Art Producer
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 235
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    ZAR 235
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    ZAR 235
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    144 hours
    Art Director
    133 jobs
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    ZAR 332
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    ZAR 121
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 588
    Ave job duration
    130 hours
    Artworker
    4 jobs
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    ZAR 168
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    ZAR 168
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    ZAR 168
    Ave job duration
    160 hours
    Content Manager
    5 jobs
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    ZAR 119
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    ZAR 79
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 210
    Ave job duration
    138 hours
    Copy Editor
    10 jobs
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    ZAR 150
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 144
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 168
    Ave job duration
    88 hours
    Copywriter
    279 jobs
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    ZAR 311
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 80
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 588
    Ave job duration
    132 hours
    Corporate Video Editor
    7 jobs
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    ZAR 150
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    ZAR 147
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 168
    Ave job duration
    160 hours
    Creative Director
    15 jobs
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    ZAR 385
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    ZAR 263
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 504
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    241 hours
    Creative Quality Assurer
    10 jobs
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    ZAR 210
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    ZAR 141
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 294
    Ave job duration
    117 hours
    Designer
    594 jobs
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    ZAR 265
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 42
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 546
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    116 hours
    DTP Operator
    93 jobs
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    ZAR 229
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    ZAR 58
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 451
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    99 hours
    Editor Video
    12 jobs
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    ZAR 323
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 254
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 546
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    363 hours
    Exhibition designer
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 170
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    ZAR 170
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    ZAR 170
    Ave job duration
    40 hours
    Finished Artist
    6 jobs
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    ZAR 266
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    ZAR 126
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    ZAR 378
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    66 hours
    Illustrator
    9 jobs
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    ZAR 462
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    ZAR 336
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    ZAR 1008
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    26 hours
    Motion Graphics Designer
    9 jobs
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    ZAR 300
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 130
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 483
    Ave job duration
    195 hours
    Multimedia Designer
    12 jobs
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    ZAR 245
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 116
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 483
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    165 hours
    Packaging Designer
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 501
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    ZAR 501
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    ZAR 501
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    24 hours
    Presentation Specialist
    10 jobs
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    ZAR 370
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    ZAR 235
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    ZAR 501
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    124 hours
    PR Writer - Journalist
    12 jobs
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    ZAR 378
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    ZAR 378
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    ZAR 378
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    12 hours
    Retoucher
    9 jobs
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    ZAR 274
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    ZAR 184
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    ZAR 378
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    313 hours
    Service Design Lead
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 483
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    ZAR 483
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    ZAR 483
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    522 hours
    Social Media Designer
    3 jobs
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    ZAR 219
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    ZAR 134
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    ZAR 378
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    254 hours
    Social Media Manager
    27 jobs
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    ZAR 216
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    ZAR 96
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    ZAR 483
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    148 hours
    Storyboard Artist
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 420
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    ZAR 420
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    ZAR 420
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    8 hours
    Studio Manager
    7 jobs
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    ZAR 648
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    ZAR 378
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    ZAR 756
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    137 hours
    Translator
    13 jobs
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    ZAR 245
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    ZAR 227
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    ZAR 459
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    216 hours
    Video Content Creator
    8 jobs
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    ZAR 189
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    ZAR 157
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    ZAR 252
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    170 hours
    Voice Over Artist
    2 jobs
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    ZAR 428
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    ZAR 420
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    ZAR 437
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    1 hours
    Web Designer
    17 jobs
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    ZAR 298
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    ZAR 168
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 441
    Ave job duration
    137 hours
  • Games
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 210
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    ZAR 210
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    ZAR 210
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    160 hours
    Game Developer
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 210
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    ZAR 210
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    ZAR 210
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    160 hours
  • IT and Software Dev
    9 jobs
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    ZAR 184
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    ZAR 420
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    111 hours
    Data Analyst
    7 jobs
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    ZAR 368
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    ZAR 184
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    ZAR 420
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    171 hours
    IT Business Analyst
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 294
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    ZAR 294
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    ZAR 294
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    10 hours
    Web Developer
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 294
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    ZAR 294
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    ZAR 294
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    154 hours
  • Marketing and Communications
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 242
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    ZAR 242
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    ZAR 242
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    160 hours
    Public Relations
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 242
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    ZAR 242
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    ZAR 242
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    160 hours
  • Marketing & Media
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 252
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    ZAR 252
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    ZAR 252
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    16 hours
    Transcriber
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 252
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    ZAR 252
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    ZAR 252
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    16 hours
  • Media
    4 jobs
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    ZAR 218
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    ZAR 378
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    211 hours
    Media Planner
    4 jobs
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    ZAR 307
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    ZAR 218
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    ZAR 378
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    211 hours
  • Operations
    14 jobs
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    ZAR 231
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    ZAR 105
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    ZAR 378
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    109 hours
    Brand Activator
    11 jobs
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    ZAR 105
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    ZAR 105
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    ZAR 105
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    160 hours
    Operations Manager
    2 jobs
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    ZAR 210
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    ZAR 210
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    ZAR 210
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    160 hours
    Pay-Per-Click Marketing (PPC)
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 378
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    ZAR 378
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    ZAR 378
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    8 hours
  • Production
    121 jobs
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    ZAR 241
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    ZAR 84
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 546
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    230 hours
    Producer
    3 jobs
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    ZAR 253
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    ZAR 214
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 294
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    349 hours
    Production Manager
    5 jobs
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    ZAR 160
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 97
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 336
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    369 hours
    Product Manager
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 97
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    ZAR 97
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    ZAR 97
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    174 hours
    Project Manager
    35 jobs
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    ZAR 266
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    ZAR 126
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 504
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    208 hours
    Proofreader
    35 jobs
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    ZAR 200
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 84
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 483
    Ave job duration
    120 hours
    Sound Design
    2 jobs
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    ZAR 336
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 294
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 378
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    2 hours
    Traffic Manager
    35 jobs
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    ZAR 205
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 105
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 378
    Ave job duration
    182 hours
    TV Producer
    5 jobs
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    ZAR 414
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 223
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 546
    Ave job duration
    441 hours
  • Promotions
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 84
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    ZAR 84
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    ZAR 84
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    24 hours
    Exhibition Stand Operator
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 84
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    ZAR 84
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    ZAR 84
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    24 hours
  • Sales
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 126
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    ZAR 126
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    ZAR 126
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    1920 hours
    Sales Representative
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 126
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    ZAR 126
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    1920 hours
  • Software Development
    74 jobs
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    ZAR 59
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    ZAR 1260
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    214 hours
    Developer C#
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 197
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    ZAR 197
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    ZAR 197
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    174 hours
    Developer Front-End
    9 jobs
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    ZAR 404
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    ZAR 210
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    ZAR 672
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    174 hours
    Developer Full Stack
    11 jobs
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    ZAR 401
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 59
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    ZAR 676
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    496 hours
    Developer PHP
    3 jobs
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    ZAR 399
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 357
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 483
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    195 hours
    Developer React / React Native
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 197
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    ZAR 197
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    ZAR 197
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    174 hours
    Developer WordPress (Plugins)
    2 jobs
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    ZAR 425
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 263
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 588
    Ave job duration
    60 hours
    SEO Consultant
    5 jobs
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    ZAR 676
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 210
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 1260
    Ave job duration
    47 hours
    Technical Support - Android
    1 jobs
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    ZAR 100
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    ZAR 100
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    ZAR 100
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    522 hours
    User Experience Designer (UX)
    19 jobs
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    ZAR 412
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 210
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 571
    Ave job duration
    157 hours
    User Interface Designer (UI)
    22 jobs
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    ZAR 323
    Min hourly rate
    ZAR 194
    Max hourly rate
    ZAR 483
    Ave job duration
    143 hours

Payment protection

NoSweat follows strict accounting practices. Every job is secured with an official Purchase Order from the client.

We monitor the freelancers' hours and bring any anomalies to the client's attention before things can get out of hand.

Conditions

Fairwork guidelines

Fair conditions cover the way in which the work is carried out. This includes aspects of the tasks being clear with reasonable timing, and particularly on microwork platforms, reviewed before posting to the platform. Health and safety is an important consideration, particularly in relation to risky work, but also relating to working hours and task specific concerns (like exposure to stressful or damaging content). The platform should provide stable employment and the possibility of further employment opportunities or career development.

NoSweat

All jobs are checked by NoSweat staff before they are posted. We ensure the rate and duration is as realistic as possible for the task at hand.

All jobs are contracted on an hourly basis to protect both the freelancer and the client. If things do not work out, either party can terminate the agreement based on the provided notice period.

Hourly jobs are protected against unreasonable time constraints.

Many jobs get extended if the freelancer proves to be worth their salt and the client has additional work to be done. This creates a solid foundation for career development. Extensions also reflect very favourably on freelancers as a reliable resource for other clients.

Clients agree to our Fair and Safe Work Guidelines which indicates their compliance with the Basic Conditions of Employment act and the Occupational Health and Safety act.

Freelancers can lodge any grievances or issues on the Freelance Grievance page.

Contracts

Fairwork guidelines

The key issue with fairness of contracts is the employment status of the worker and whether this reflects the employment relationship. Self-employment status should not be used unless it accurately captures the worker’s status. Platforms should comply with employment law, including fair contract terms, vicarious liability, risk insurance, shared liabilities, and social provisions.

NoSweat

NoSweat follows strict accounting practices. Every job is secured with an official Purchase Order from the client.

We engage with the freelancer by providing them with a Purchase Order from NoSweat.

The Purchase Order outlines:

  • The nature of the work
  • The duration of the work, including start and end dates
  • The notice period for both the freelancer and client in case something does not work out
  • Basic equipment requirements
  • The client's details including contact people
  • A link to the Freelancer Grievance page if they need to report any issues

Governance

Fairwork guidelines

Fair governance involves how the platform operates across five dimensions. First, management, involving fairness in relation to the work process, including disciplinary practices. Second, communication, with clear lines of contact between workers and a representative of the platform. Third, accountability, involving transparency in relation to decision-making processes. Fourth, use of data, which should be justified with a clear purpose and only with explicit informed consent. Fifth, equality, which is cross-cutting and ensures no discrimination.

NoSweat

The NoSweat platform collects the minimum information we need from freelancers to be able to get them in front of the client effectively.

Freelancers can lodge any grievances or issues via the Freelance Grievance page. All grievances remain confidential. The freelancer stipulates whether they would like NoSweat to take action.

Representation

Fairwork guidelines

Fair representation requires that workers have a voice on the platform. Workers have the right to be heard by a platform representative and there should be a clear process by which workers can lodge complaints, receive a response, and access a dispute resolution process. The platform observes the ILO right to free association, not linked to worker status, but as a universal right. Similarly, the platform accepts collective representation of workers and collective bargaining.

NoSweat

Freelancers can lodge any grievances or issues via the Freelance Grievance page. All grievances remain confidential. The freelancer stipulates whether they would like NoSweat to take action.

NoSweat offers many channels of communication for freelancers. We have an on-line chat on the website that is responded to by a human. There is also WhatsApp, email, phone, Facebook and LinkedIn. All these channels are always monitored and answered.

NoSweat Work is a freelance and permanent placement and engagement management platform.

We help clients find freelance or full-time staff. After placement we manage the engagement from start to finish for the best outcome for both client and freelancer.

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