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acdpSowetanLive reports that while the ACDP has called for the halting of the latest salary increases for public office-bearers (POBs), the party has stopped short of saying its own public representatives would not be accepting the pay hike.

The party said the increases must be put on hold until the economy improved. “The ACDP is not unsympathetic to the needs of public office-bearers who, like millions of other workers, have gone without salary increases for at least two years while inflation has continued to grow,” the political party said on Tuesday. But, it added: “Furthermore, the ACDP is cognisant of the economic challenges facing our nation, such as low GDP growth, a high debt to GDP ratio, massive unemployment, inconsistent energy supply (Eskom), collapsing SOEs and municipalities across the country, to mention a few. It is against this background that the NEC of the ACDP has made the call to halt the 3% increase for POBs”. When asked whether the party’s public representatives would forgo the 3% increases, ACDP leader, Kenneth Meshoe, said they had not discussed that and had only looked at the global picture. Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa accepted recommendations to increase the salaries of politicians and other POBs by 3%.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Andisiwe Makinana at SowetanLive
  • See too, Outcry over bigwig pay hike, on page 6 of The Citizen of 21 June 2022

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