President Cyril Ramaphosa has actually gazetted the main wages federal government will pay to kings, queens and other conventional leaders in South Africa.

The gazette– which uses retroactively from 20 April 2020– covers a wide variety of functions, consisting of the nationwide and provincial homes of conventional leaders.

Standard kings and senior leaders are symbolic tokens in the nation with little political power. Nevertheless, these rulers play a crucial function in regional conflicts in addition to in playing advisory functions to federal government– along with in the lives of the standard rural populations.

This was most just recently seen in the discontent and violence throughout KZN and Gauteng, with conventional leaders requiring calm at a nationwide level.

All these standard leaders are paid by the South African federal government.

Keep in mind: NHTL = National House of Traditional Leaders|PHTL = Provincial House of Traditional Leaders

Province Income
King/Queen R1 239 917
Chairperson: NHTL R933 270
Full-Time Chairperson: PHTL R768 678
Deputy Chairperson: NHTL R713 811
Full-Time Deputy Chairperson: PHTL R658 758
Full-Time Member: NHTL R415 113
Full-Time Member: PHTL R355 842
Senior Traditional Leader R270 942
Headmen/Headwomen R116 418
Wage freeze

The most recent incomes represent an efficient wage freeze, with president Cyril Ramaphosa likewise verifying that a variety of senior authorities consisting of the deputy president and ministers would not be getting a boost this year.

This lines up with suggestionsmade by the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers previously this year.

The suggestions are based upon assessments with the minister of financing, the minister of Justice, the chief justice and Lower Courts Remuneration Committee, and the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

” The commission has actually thought about the financial condition of the nation showed in the previous fiscal years (2018/2019 and 2019/2020), the state’s wage costs and the effect of Public Office Bearers’ income increment on the fiscus and basic financial status of the nation which has actually been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, cost of the fiscus, pertinent legislation and all other elements described above.”

” As an outcome, the commission has suggested that there be no increment (0%)to the reimbursement of all POBs’ classifications.”

In 2020, Ramaphosa, the deputy president, and members of cabinet took a 33% pay cut for 3 months as part of a contribution to South Africa’s battle versus the coronavirus, contributing the cash to the nation’s Solidarity Fund.