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'Zero salary hikes for public office bearers in 2021'

6 April 2021 1:51 PM
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Cyril Ramaphosa
Kieno Kammies
The Kieno Kammies Show
Public Sector Wage Bill
business insider south africa
Helena Wasserman

"This is all public office bearers – magistrates, judges, traditional leaders, municipal councillors...," says Helena Wasserman.

In 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa and his ministers took a 33% pay cut for three months.

They received no salary increases, and they are not getting one in 2021 either.

The Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers is recommending that no public office bearer receive any salary hikes, including those earning less than R1.5 million per year.

Half of all government revenue goes to paying civil servant salaries.

President Cyril Ramaphosa at the unveiling of the new statue of the late Oliver Tambo Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

Kieno Kammies interviewed Helena Wasserman (Editor at Business Insider South Africa) about what is trending on her website.


MORE FROM WASSERMAN: Covid-19 vaccinations: 'Private sector is raring to go!'


This is all public office bearers – magistrates, judges, traditional leaders, presidents, ministers, municipal councillors… All these salaries, the recommendation is that they’ll be frozen… in line with what Treasury said…

Helena Wasserman, Editor - Business Insider South Africa

Listen to the interview in the audio below [skip to 14:46].




6 April 2021 1:51 PM
Tags:
Cyril Ramaphosa
Kieno Kammies
The Kieno Kammies Show
Public Sector Wage Bill
business insider south africa
Helena Wasserman

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