No salary increases for political office bearers-Zuma
PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma has accepted a 0% salary increase for political office bearers, on Tuesday (today).
“Salaries and allowances of different categories of public office bearers are determined by the President, after taking into account, amongst others, the recommendation of the Commission,” says Zuma in a statement issued by the Presidency today.
The moratorium on salary increases, as recommended by the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers for the 2016/17 financial year, applies to the President, deputy president, ministers and deputy ministers.
It also applies to premier, mayors, members of provincial executives legislatures, judges, kings, queens and deputy chairpersons of provincial houses of traditional leaders.
Zuma also accepted a recommendation that municipal councillors receive a four percent “cost-of-living adjustment”, while magistrate’s will receive a six percent increase. – ANA