The salaries of South African government officials for 2017 have been published in the Government Gazette, detailing how much ministers and other officials will earn during the year ahead.
The Determination of Salaries and Allowances proclamations were published on 24 January.
The finalisation of the salaries comes after President Jacob Zuma announced a freeze on state pay increases during 2016.
Zuma’s latest salary is not included in the documents, as this must still be finalised by Parliament.
The government remuneration packages consist of:
- A basic salary component equal to 60% of the total package, which constitutes the pensionable salary.
- An amount of R120,000 per annum, which is an amount to which the Income Tax Act applies. This amount is included in the basic salary.
- An employer’s pension benefit contribution equal to 22.5% of pensionable salary.
- A flexible portion for the remaining amount of the total remuneration.
- The remaining 32% of the employer’s pension benefit contribution will not form part of the remuneration package. The state will contribute the cash on an annual basis.
The table below details the 2017 salaries of government ministers and other officials.
Government Remuneration Packages
|Deputy President||R2.716 million|
|Deputy Minister||R1.901 million|
|Speaker: National Assembly||R2.716 million|
|Chairperson: NCOP||R2.716 million|
|Deputy Speaker: National Assembly||R1.901 million|
|Deputy Chairperson: NCOP||R1.901 million|
|Chief Whip: Major Party||R1.494 million|
|Leader of Opposition||R1.494 million|
|Leader of a Minority Party||R1.222 million|
|Member: National Assembly||R1.033 million|