Cyril Ramaphosa the President of South Africa made a shocking statement lately on the salary of the Deputy President, Ministers, Speakers, and Chairpersons. His reason being in the light of economic hardships the country was facing.
President Ramaphosa has determined that there will be no annual salary increase for the Deputy President, Ministers, Deputy Ministers, the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and the Deputy Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces.
The statement published in December 2018 said the President took this hard decision because of the difficulty the country faced.
The President of South Africa
Cyril Ramaphosa is the President of the Republic of South Africa. Under the South African Constitution, the President is the head of state and head of government.
South Africa practice a parliamentary system of government, the president is elected by the lower house of the Parliament (National Assembly).
The president serves a tenure of five years as stated in the constitution. Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as president on the 15th of February, 2018.
South African President Salary
This year, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to earn a salary of R3.9 million. Cyril will become one of the best-paid presidents in the World.
The President of South Africa receives a salary of R2.9 million which is equivalent to $251,127.
The salary freeze is in opposition to the 4% increase in the salary of all public officers recommendation by the government commission. Therefore, provincial Executives, Premiers, Members of Executive Councils and Speakers are all included.