The perks of the MP life

Hanno Labuschagne

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The perks of the MP life

In addition to getting entry-level salaries of R1.27 million per year, South African members of Parliament (MPs) enjoy many perks, including a fully furnished house in Cape Town, free electricity and water, dozens of free flights, and reimbursements for fuel and mobile contracts.

Sunday Times reports these are among the "members' facilities" included in the latest MP handbook.
 
So they have to use that salary to buy groceries.... The rest of us have to survive on way less, pay taxes, and pay for every other thing we use/do. I don't think even CEO's of companies have all those freebies as they'd all be taxed fully as well.
 
So they have to use that salary to buy groceries.... The rest of us have to survive on way less, pay taxes, and pay for every other thing we use/do. I don't think even CEO's of companies have all those freebies as they'd all be taxed fully as well.
Why do you think they are so disconnected from reality, rarely using the public services that they manage..
 
So they have to use that salary to buy groceries.... The rest of us have to survive on way less, pay taxes, and pay for every other thing we use/do. I don't think even CEO's of companies have all those freebies as they'd all be taxed fully as well.
Well CEO's make buckets more.

I think I saw the other day, the avg pay of some CEO's in SA is 30 million plus a year
 
Lets not forget the buffet (feeding trough) at Parliament please.
 
What would happen if nobody voted?
I've always felt that non-voters should be counted in the election results, with actual implications on the democracy for low turnouts. Many don't vote because they believe all the candidates aren't suitable to run the country, so why should we be settling for the least bad?
 
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