SABC COO salaries: 2007 to 2013

Controversial acting SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been appointed permanently, the public broadcaster said on Wednesday, 9 July 2014.

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi said she made the appointment following a recommendation by the SABC board.

This announcement followed Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report titled “When governance and ethics fail” which found Motsoeneng’s SABC appointment irregular.

Madonsela found that Motsoeneng misrepresented his qualifications – that he passed matric – to the SABC, and recommended that he be replaced.

In an ENCA interview following Motsoeneng’s permanent employment, Madonsela described the decision as unusual and odd.

She added that she has a recording of Motsoeneng admitting that he had lied to the SABC about having a matric certificate. Motsoeneng has denied falsifying his qualifications.

Big salary increase

Among other things, Madonsela highlighted that Motsoeneng’s salary increased from R1.5 million to R2.4 million in one year.

This raises the question about how the newly appointed SABC COO’s salary compares with his predecessors. The following table answers that question.

Chief Operating Officer salary (in R ‘000)
Name Service as Months in service Basic salary Other Total
Mr G H Motsoeneng Acting COO (YE 2013) 12 1 566 916 2 482
Mr G H Motsoeneng Acting COO (YE 2012) 12 1 002 610 1 612
T.C.C. Mampane Acting COO (YE 2011) 7 880 763 1 643
T.C.C. Mampane Acting COO (YE 2010) 12 1 508 441 1 949
T.C.C. Mampane COO (YE 2009) 12 1 508 671 2 179
T.C.C. Mampane COO (YE 2008) 12 1 296 804 2 100
T.C.C. Mampane COO (YE 2007) 12 677 656 1 333
Other = Allowances, Employer’s contribution to pension fund, medical aid and other, Bonuses and commissions; YE = year ended

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