President salary south africaA new pay structure for top officials in the South African government has been approved by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The new salaries will retroactively take effect from 1 April 2020, as published in a gazette notice on 14th May. However, most officials will see no raise.

The salaries are a direct consequence of the recommendations made by the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers early this year.

Following consultations with the minister of finance, the minister of Justice, the chief justice and Lower Courts Remuneration Committee, and the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, the commission reached a decision that there be no increment on the salaries POBs’ categories.

Below is a table showing what the President, Deputy President, Ministers, Speaker of the National Assembly, Members of the National Assembly etc. will be paid annually.

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Cabinet

Position Total remuneration
Deputy President R2 825 470
Minister R2 401 633
Deputy Minister R1 977 795

National Assembly

Position Total remuneration
Speaker: National Assembly R2 825 470
Chairperson: NCOP R2 825 470
Deputy Speaker: National Assembly R1 977 795
Deputy Chairperson: NCOP R1 977 795
House Chairperson R1 882 488
Chief Whip: Majority Party R1 600 467
Chief Whip: NCOP R1 600 467
Parliamentary Council: President R1 600 467
Parliamentary Council: Deputy President R1 600 467
Leader of Opposition R1 600 467
Chairperson of a Committee R1 495 755
Deputy Chief Whip: Majority Party R1 346 232
Chief Whip: Largest Minority Party R1 346 232
Leader of a Minority Party R1 346 232
Whip R1 249 236
Member: National Assembly R1 137 933
Permanent Delegate: NCOP R1 137 933

Premiers, Executive Councils and Provincial Legislatures

Position Total remuneration
Premier R2 260 409
Member of Executive Council R1 977 785
Speaker R1 977 785
Deputy Speaker R1 600 467
Chief Whip: Majority Party R1 495 755
Chairperson of Committees R1 346 235
Leader of Opposition R1 346 235
Chairperson of a Committee R1 346 235
Deputy Chairperson of Committees R1 266 567
Deputy Chief Whip: Majority Party R1 266 567
Chief Whip: Largest Minority Party R1 266 567
Leader of a Minority Party R1 266 567
Parliamentary Counsellor to a King/Queen R1 137 933
Whip R1 137 933
Member of Provincial Legislature R1 101 348