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earningsBusinessLive reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet will not see a salary increase after he rejected a recommendation that there should be a 4% increase in respect of all public office bearers.  

Increases will also not apply to deputy ministers and premiers.  A 4% increase for public office bearers had been recommended by the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers.  Ramaphosa’s spokesperson‚ Khusela Diko‚ said in a statement:  “President Ramaphosa’s decision not to follow the commission’s recommendations is informed by the imperative that the state be considerate‚ responsive and demonstrate restraint‚ especially during periods of economic hardship‚ when determining the level of salary increases for public representatives.”  All judges will see their paychecks increase by 2.5% from 1 April 2018, while magistrates will get 4%.  “With regard to members of parliament‚ a 2.5% increase will apply to categories ranging from house chairperson‚ chief whip: majority party‚ leader of the opposition and whips‚ to members of the National Assembly and permanent delegates to the National Council of Provinces‚” Diko said.  The Speaker of the National Assembly and speakers of provincial legislatures will not get an increase.  Members of provincial legislatures, kings and queens will get an increase of 2.5 %.  Senior traditional leaders and headmen and women will receive a 4% salary increase.

  • Read Qaanitah Hunter and Neo Goba’s full original report in this regard at BusinessLive

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