The Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers has recommended a 5% increase on remuneration for President Jacob Zuma and all “anchor positions of the Executive‚ Legislative and Judiciary” for the 2015/16 financial year.
The commission on Friday said this in order to maintain the equal status of the three arms of state.
The commission made a cost-of-living-adjustment recommendation after various engagements with stakeholders‚ government announced on its website.
The Commission said 5% will be for Public Office Bearers earning an annual remuneration package of more than R1 million and 6% for Public Office Bearers earning less than an annual remuneration package of R1 million.
The 5% would affect remunerations of the President‚ Speaker of National Parliament‚ Chairperson of National Council of Provinces‚ Chief Justice‚ Members of National and Provincial Executive‚ Deputy Ministers‚ Members of Parliament and Provincial legislatures.
The commission also recommended 5% from the position of Deputy Chief Justice to Judge of Supreme Court of Appeal‚ 5.5% from the position of Judge President of High/Labour Court to Chief Magistrate‚ and 6% for the position of Senior Magistrate and Magistrate.
For local government Public Office Bearers‚ the commission also recommended 5.5% from position of Executive Mayor to Whip‚ and 6% for position of Municipal Councillor.
For traditional leaders‚ the commission recommended 5.5% for a position of a King or Queen‚ 6% from a position of Chairperson of National House of Traditional Leaders to a Full-time member of Provincial House of Traditional Leaders‚ 8% for a position of Senior Traditional Leaders‚ and an amount of R91‚000 for the Headmen or Headwomen.