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SA ministers paid almost double global average

By admin
25 November 2014

The Presidency claims that splurging millions on President Jacob Zuma’s huge cabinet is necessary in order to "deliver" for the South African people.

The Presidency claims that splurging millions on President Jacob Zuma’s huge cabinet is necessary in order to "deliver" for the South African people.

But how do other countries compare? News24 finds out.

The news that Zuma’s 74 ministers and deputies cost taxpayers at least R1.6bncomes alongside warnings that Christmas is looking bleak for many; with rising unemployment, strikes and bad debts piling up.

Though ministers earn a cool R2.1m, the Presidency insists that the size and shape of the executive is "required to deliver on the priorities".

But a glance across the globe reveals South African ministers earn significantly more than their counterparts.

-News24