Ramaphosa approves pay increases for government officials – here’s what they now earn
President Cyril Ramaphosa has approved the salaries for a number of top government and parliamentary positions.
In a gazette published on Tuesday (14 June), the president announced the salaries will take effect retroactively from 1 April 2021, with remuneration structured as follows:
- A basic salary component equal to 60% of the total package, which constitutes the pensionable salary;
- An amount of R120,000 per annum as per section 8(1)(d) of the Income Tax Act;
- An employer’s pension benefit contribution equal to 22.5% of pensionable salary.
- A flexible portion for the remaining amount of the total remuneration.
Based on these latest salaries, deputy president David Mabuza will now receive R2,910,234 – a close to R100,000 increase from his total remuneration package last year.
By comparison, the country’s ministers and deputy ministers will now receive R2,473,682 and R2,037,129 respectively.
|Deputy President||R2 910 234|
|Minister||R2 473 682|
|Deputy Minister||R2 037 129|
Members of parliament and other senior legislative figures also received increases, with the speaker of the national assembly Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula set to take home over R2.9 million. The leader of the opposition John Steenhuisen has been given a pay bump to R1.64 million.
|Speaker: National Assembly||R2 910 234|
|Chairperson: NCOP||R2 910 234|
|Deputy Speaker: National Assembly||R2 037 129|
|Deputy Chairperson: NCOP||R2 037 129|
|House Chairperson||R1 938 963|
|Chief Whip: Majority Party||R1 648 481|
|Chief Whip: NCOP||R1 648 481|
|Parliamentary Counsellor: President||R1 648 481|
|Parliamentary Counsellor: Deputy President||R1 648 481|
|Leader of Opposition||R1 648 481|
|Chairperson of a Committee||R1 540 628|
|Deputy Chief Whip: Majority Party||R1 386 619|
|Chief Whip: Largest Minority Party||R1 386 619|
|Leader of a Minority Party||R1 386 619|
|Whip||R1 286 713|
|Member: National Assembly||R1 172 071|
|Permanent Delegate: NCOP||R1 172 071|