NO PAY INCREASE FOR SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP PUBLIC OFFICE BEARERS

President Jacob Zuma has affirmed the recommendation not to increase the salaries of public office bearers in the national and proviincial governments for the 2016/17 financial year.

The Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers has recommended that there be no adjustment to the remuneration of public office bearers, including all members of the National Executive — the President, Deputy President, Cabinet Ministers and Deputy Ministers — as well as all members of the National Parliament.

Also included in the recommendation are all members of the Executive and Legislature of all the provinces, all Judges, all the top positions in local governments (Executive Mayor to Whip) and all traditional leaders, from the King/Queen to full-time Deputy Chairperson of Provincial House of Traditional Leaders (PHTL).

The commission further recommended a 4.0 per cent cost-of-living adjustment to the remuneration of Municipal Councillors and 6.0 per cent adjustment for all magistrates, full-time members of the National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL), the upper House of Parliament, Headmen/Headwomen as well as the sitting allowance for all members of NHTL and PHTL.

Salaries and allowances of different categories of public office bearers are determined by the President, after taking into account, among others, the recommendation of the commission.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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