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earningsTMG Digital writes that President Jacob Zuma’s acceptance of the recommendation for zero salary increases for top public office bearers comes after six years of healthy increases averaging about 5% a year.  

Zuma determines their salaries based on‚ among other things‚ recommendations by the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers.  The officer bearers affected include members of the executive, deputy ministers‚ MPs‚ judges‚ magistrates‚ mayors‚ traditional leaders and municipal councillors.  In its recommendations published last month‚ the commission said the proposed zero adjustment of salaries was as a result of economic distress.  It said all citizens should be aware of the country’s economic situation and make sacrifices in order to avoid economic meltdown.

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