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Salaries of Politicians in South Africa 2020

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Being a politician in South Africa comes with a lot of benefits, owing to their salaries.  Private cars, official vehicles, accommodation, Travel, to mention a few, these are all the benefits a politician in South Africa enjoys.

According to the Government gazzete released in December 2018, it was revealed that the president Cyril Ramaphosa is the highest paid politician in South Africa, while the trifecta of the deputy president, speaker of the National Assembly and the chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP).

According to the Gazzete, the president did not act on the recommendation of the Independent Commission on the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers to increase the salaries of all categories of public office bearers by four percent in 2018.

So if you are wondering how much politicians in South Africa take home at the end of the month, or at the end of the year,  below is a list of the salaries of politicians in South Africa.

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salary of politicians in south africa

Deputy President, Ministers and Deputy Ministers Salary

Role                                                                                                                                       Annual Salary

Deputy President                                                                                                                                    R2 825 470
Ministers                                                                                                                                     R2 401 633
Deputy Ministers                                                                                                                                     R1 977 795

Members of the National Assembly and Permanent Delegates to the National Council of Provinces Salary

Role                                                                                                                                         Annual Salary

Speaker of the National Assembly and Chairperson of the NCOP R 2 825 470
Deputy speaker of the National Assembly and Deputy chairperson of the NCOP  R 1 977 795
House Chairperson  R 1 822 488
Chief Whip of the Majority Party

Chief Whip of the NCOP

Parliamentary Council President

Parliamentary Council Deputy President

Leader of the Opposition

   R 1 600   467

 

Premiers, Members of the Executive Council and Members of the Provincial Legislatures Salary

Role                                                                                                                                   Annual Salary

Premier R2 260 409
Member of Executive Council
Speaker
R1 977 795
Deputy Speaker R1 600 467
Chief Whip of the Majority Party R1 455 015
Chairperson of Committees
Leader of the Opposition
R1 309 566
Deputy Chairperson of Committees
Deputy Chief Whip of the Majority Party
Chief Whip of the largest Minority Party
Leader of a Minority Party
R1 232 070
Parliamentary Councillor to a King / Queen
Whip
R1 106 940
Member of Provincial Legislature R1 071 351

 

According to the table above, the third set of politicians with the largest paycheck is the ministers, with an annual salary of R2 401 633, followed by the premier, with an annual salary of R2 260 049. The deputy prime ministers as well as the Deputy speaker of the National Assembly and Deputy chairperson of the NCOP earns the same income, with an annual salary of R1 977 795.

The table above reveals that the lowest salary is R1 071 049, which is earned by members of Provincial Legislature. According to the table above, these are the politicians with the highest salary.

  1. The president
  2. Deputy president, Speaker of the National Assembly and Chairperson of the NCOP.
  3. Premier
  4. Ministers
  5. Deputy Ministers, Speaker, Member of executive council, Deputy speaker of the National Assembly and Deputy chairperson of the NCOP.
  6. House Chairperson
  7. Chief Whip of the Majority Party, Chief Whip of the NCOP, Parliamentary Council President Parliamentary Council Deputy President, Leader of the Opposition and deputy speaker.
  8. Chief Whip of the Majority Party.
  9. Chairperson of Committees and Leader of the Opposition.
  10. Deputy Chairperson of Committees, Deputy Chief Whip of the Majority Party, Chief Whip of the largest Minority Party and Leader of a Minority Party.
  11. Parliamentary Councillor to a King / Queen
  12. Whip
  13. Member of Provincial Legislature

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