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Zuma mulling proposed salary hikes

2012-07-25 21:36

Johannesburg - The independent commission for the remuneration of public office bearers has recommended that President Jacob Zuma receive a R136 000 pay hike - to R2 622 561 a year.

The commission also recommended that all salaries for public office bearers, including ministers, members of parliament, traditional leaders, premiers and judges be increased by 5.5% for this financial year.

The increase will only be applied if Zuma accepts the recommendation.

This comes as wage talks between government and public service unions st the public service co-ordinating and bargaining council have stalled with the state offering a 6.5% salary increase while unions demand 7%.

The commission’s recommended increase will take Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe’s salary to R2 360 360 a year. The increase would be backdated to April this year.

Ministers would earn over R2m a year, premiers almost R1.9m, MECs over R1.65m, executive mayors about R1.05m, members of provincial legislatures R860 787, and municipal councillors R401 866.

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng's salary would increase to R2.36m.

Other increases include:

 - Chief magistrates who will earn R1.06m

 - High Court judges who will earn R1.53m

 - Traditional kings who will pocket R978 321 a year

 - Senior traditional leaders who will earn R179 451 a year

 - Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders: R693 216

 - Members of the National House of Traditional Leaders: R285 409

 - Judges in the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal would both earn R1 888 315 a year

 - Deputy ministers' salaries would increase from R1 566 089 to R1 652 224

Commission chairperson Judge Willie Seriti said the recommendation was presented to Zuma a month ago but there was a delay in the announcement of the recommendation due to the commission presenting the proposal to the Speaker of the National Assembly Max Sisulu.

Seriti said they had no idea when Zuma would make up his mind on the recommendation made by the commission.

Seriti said the commission consulted with the ministers of finance, justice and constitutional development and public service and administration prior to making the recommendation to Zuma.

Zuma has in the past lowered the recommended salary increase to lower increases, citing inflation problems.

In 2009 Zuma approved an increase of 7% while the commission recommended 8%, in 2010 Zuma went lower to 5% when the commission had recommended 7% and last year he accepted the recommendation of a 5% increase in the packages of public office bearers.

The commission said the inflation forecast by the South African Reserve Bank of a peak on 6.6% throughout 2012 and 5.5% in the final quarter of next year.

Seriti said not everyone was happy about the proposed increases and indicated that a number of public office bearers were unhappy about previous recommendations.

Magistrates have, in the past been, the unhappiest of all public office bearers, having challenged proposed salary increases in 2009, 2010 and last year.

Three cases had been lodged by magistrates at the North Gauteng High Court.

"One of the stakeholders told us 'you don't determine our salaries without us you must determine it with us' and we told them if you want us to determine the salary with you must change the legislation," said Seriti.

The commission had made inputs to amend the legislation, which established the commission, governing the determination of salary increases of public office bearers.

Comments
  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-07-25 21:53

    Huge salaries. yho South Africa is a capitalist state.The most unequal society in the world. We will never close this huge gap between people in junior positions and their seniors. it a huge gap.We will never eradicate poverty in this country

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-07-26 09:32

      They should only get a percentage of the proposed salary, and if at the end of their term, or say 2 years, they perform well and do the job properly, then the rest of the salary can be paid to them.

      john.loveland.9 - 2012-07-26 13:07

      5.5% Increase..... Its the increase in "perks" that I'd like to know about...

      Amanda - 2012-07-26 13:59

      Hey, not to worry. Just increase our taxes even more so we can pay for all these bloated salaries of politicians who do sweet FA. Viva ANC gravy train, viva. Goodness, Zuma can't believe his luck. He went from dropping out of school to herding cattle to torturing people in Camp Quatro to becoming South African President! Must be the ultimate African dream of achieving by being a non-achiever! What a guy.

  • Ditantane - 2012-07-25 21:57

    n how much will the 1st n 7nth ladies be earning?

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-07-26 09:33

      Probably the same as that useless "king" Goodwill

      jacob.siyanda - 2012-07-26 12:44

      @ Wesley, look hear dude, don’t insult the King of the Zulu nation. What do you know about the his Majesty Goodwill Zwelithini . and what use must he be to you “bischoff”? your profile picture and your name does not suggest that you are Zulu. So what use must he be to you???? Its like a Mexican saying what use is the queen of England to him.

      GeorgeHumble - 2012-07-26 12:52

      @jacob, you say that whomever Goodwill has nothing to do with Wesley so he should shut up right? Why must Wesleys tax money be used for King as queens who has nothing to do with him then?

      mholthuysen - 2012-07-26 13:03

      It has everything to do with Wesley, me and everyone else - as how many Zulu's pay the lavish life style of this despot!? If you want a King pay for him yourself! And since we are paying for him we also have the right to criticize him!

  • buwaz - 2012-07-25 21:58

    Hmmmm Essential service employers stil struggling to get a decent living wages hmmmm nurses,police etc dats south africa for u u go mr president

  • cry.mashiane - 2012-07-25 22:01

    I'm disgusted

  • johan.vermeulen.127 - 2012-07-25 22:02

    Does he not manage to steal enough then?

  • reubenk3 - 2012-07-25 22:09

    if the president really wants a second term in office, he will reject the salary increase, learners have no text books, we still do not have access to libraries and running water within our communities, and yet the governments brings up the subject of increasing salaries of officials who don't deliver services for the people, besides they already generate a lot from their corruption deals. Why waste public funds?

      charmaine.howden - 2012-07-25 22:57

      He can do it cause he knows the blacks will keep voting for the ANC and he knows the end of the country is in sight and therefore has to fill his coffers before the end draws near! The people who vote ANC are stupid ignorant people they are helping enrich the rich while the poor just get poorer!!!

  • wehan.victor - 2012-07-25 22:25

    If this man was truly in service of the people, he would not take a cent, as he surely has enough already for himself and his admittedly large family. Donate your paycheck to the poor JZ, I dare you!

      manny.dasilva.334 - 2012-07-26 08:19

      He should follow the example of businessman Anton Rupert who donates his salary to charity?

      Tahseen - 2012-07-26 08:35

      Nice try wehan, but i'm sorry hey, it will never EVER happen..

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-07-26 09:35

      True that, not until the end of his term. He should get $1, like the US presidents get

  • Erna - 2012-07-25 22:30

    Bet you he'll 'apply his mind' a lot quicker on this than usual.

      jacob.siyanda - 2012-07-26 12:47

      @ Erna, I guess you missed this part on the article "In 2009 Zuma approved an increase of 7% while the commission recommended 8%, in 2010 Zuma went lower to 5% when the commission had recommended 7% and last year he accepted the recommendation of a 5% increase in the packages of public office bearers. "

  • sekwati.robinson - 2012-07-25 22:39

    and the gap keeps stretching between high income and low income earners...we always blame white people,particularly farmers...now here's something to focus on..yearly salary increase for anc members..

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-07-26 09:37

      They should only get increases pending the results of a yearly performance appraisal.

  • fundani.mkhize - 2012-07-25 22:44

    Animal farm -i really enjoyd this book...try it :)

      jacob.siyanda - 2012-07-26 12:49

      @ fundani AKA Squealer, LOL, great book

  • colette.gib - 2012-07-25 22:45

    Where exactly is this price increase coming from? Us, the tax payers of course! While our salaries still sit in the same bracket, and living costs get higher and higher, and higher, there the public office bearers and our bigamist president fork themselves out millions of rands a year! Disgusting! I am actually appalled at the turn our country is going, and I would like to say it is all because of one little greedy hypocritical man and his team, but it's not!!! We are to blame. First world countries are where they are today because the people would never let their government rape them like this. We idly sit back because we have too much pride to go out and take a stand at what our leaders are doing to us and our country. Get some balls people, lets rally!!!!

  • bam.boo.5621 - 2012-07-25 22:45

    Will the Da please object to this. On the otherhand it might hurt their pockets too.

  • fdalana - 2012-07-25 22:49

    why is it that this people are being paid so much just for lounging in parlament while they devour public funds when many university professors are leaving the country for being underpaid? Does make sense at all.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-07-26 09:04

      Well said!

  • charmaine.howden - 2012-07-25 22:51

    Absolutely ridiculous when so many citizens are living in abject poverty!! How does government condone those types of wages, it is criminal!!!

      johan.vanhoff - 2012-07-26 12:15

      CHARMAINE, YOU MUST REMEMBER THEY ARE CRIMINALS. MOST OF THE OLD CADRE WERE ON ROBBIN ISLAND. ZUMA ONLY HAS ST 4 SO WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT.

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-07-25 22:56

    Really? The municipals earn that package yet they do not serve well. Still these people can't get enough. This is sick, why are they being said too much?

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-07-26 09:53

      Even when they get fired or suspended they continue to get paid

  • ambauli - 2012-07-25 22:56

    When the top becomes larger and fatter than the bottom, the pyramid collapses. Simple economics.

  • eddie.serane - 2012-07-25 23:03

    The rich will get more richer n the poor will be more poorer

  • ngwafukula.moses - 2012-07-25 23:11

    I think you all deserve the increament, apsecialy those who knws deep down ther hurt that they are delivaring to the nation.

      Herman - 2012-07-25 23:48

      I think they deserve excrement aspecialy those who are deep down their heart nothing more than criminals.

      johan.vanhoff - 2012-07-26 12:18

      MOSES,GIVE THE COMPUTER BACK TO YOUR BOSS AND CARRY ON GARDENING.

      mholthuysen - 2012-07-26 13:07

      Eish another Eastern Cape school success... every heard of a spell check? And what are they delivering to the nation? School books, health care, education, basic services? Oh no it is caviar, expensive whiskey, sushi of naked women and paaaartyyyy!

  • Bantsijang - 2012-07-25 23:12

    its little...

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-07-26 00:35

    South Africa is the CHINA of southern Africa I was very shocked when I recently visited China for a month, there's a huge gap between the rich,middle class and the poor in that country the rich lives like kings and queens and can manage to pay the ageing former English premier league players salaries worth around £300.000 per week about 5 MILLION SOUTH AFRICAN RANDS, while the middle class works inhuman hours trying to make the living, the poor ones just die of hunger and neglecy, south Africa and China shares the same award of having one of unequal societies in the world because of our useless political leadership.

      chris.cunning.14 - 2012-07-26 11:37

      Very interesting Keith. I'm with you 100%

  • stanton.clarke - 2012-07-26 01:09

    I want to be president. I love South Africa, I have a degree, have high levels of intergrity and am willing to take a 50% pay cut before JZ's increase.

      gershon.hutchinson - 2012-07-26 08:13

      Stanton Clarke if you run for president I would vote for you

      vicker.man.5 - 2012-07-26 08:16

      Thank you for your interest in the position, Stanton. We regret to inform you that your application was unsuccessful on the following grounds: The job was specifically and exclusively advertised as a AA/BEE candidate-suited job - you are clearly a white colonialist. By now it should be abundantly clear that we do not wish to have any whiteys in our country any longer. Furthermore, your academic and moral qualifications immediately disqualify you from being considered, as you are way too over-qualified for this position. The current encumbent possesses only a Std 2 pass, and has the backbone of a jellyfish. We do not have to set the bar much higher than this for the next idiot. You also show worrying signs of lack of personal greed, which is also a pre-requisite for this position. If we give you the job with a 50% pay cut to start with, what dangerous precedent will that be setting for the rest of us pigs at the trough? Another concerning factor is that we could find no skeletons in your closet with which to leverage pressure over you when required. What good will it so us to have a president that cannot be manipulated to dance to our tunes? Once again thank you for your interest, and we wish you luck in your endeavours to find suitable employment elsewhere (chances are slim though as only blacks get the jobs nowadays - ha ha ha). (signed) Luthuli House

      arthur.hugh - 2012-07-26 09:06

      Hahahaha! Good one Vickerman.

      chris.cunning.14 - 2012-07-26 11:39

      @Vicker: Classic, very funny!

      stanton.clarke - 2012-07-26 20:39

      LOL Vicker.Man. Oh, for the record, I am Coloured.

  • Pieter Baartman - 2012-07-26 01:22

    By far not their correct salaries considering all the money the steal eg tenders and subsidies. Free houses, cars, petrol, holidays, walls, food, flights but to name a few.

      theo.joubert.37 - 2012-07-26 07:28

      Not to mension the R100 000 monthly limit on MEC's credit cards. I would like to know what the limit is on credit cards of members of parliament? They are given a blank tjek and us tax payers have to foot the bill.

  • Pieter Baartman - 2012-07-26 01:41

    News24 must change to ANC24

      werner.dippenaar.77 - 2012-07-26 12:05

      I agree then they can propagate their hate openly rather than hiding behind a publisher.

  • nombusoc.g1 - 2012-07-26 05:37

    But they refuse to give civil servants just 0,5

  • pws69 - 2012-07-26 05:46

    apparently MEc's also get R1,2 million a year that they can spend as they like via an official credit card. With that in mind, I would like to know the REAL earnings of all of the above people, inclufing all allowances, and all expenses paid directly by government. I think South Africans would be shocked at what this government actually costs us. About three years ago it was reported that an MP costs us R5 million a year all in.

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-07-26 06:29

    GRAVY TRAIN......A L L A B O A R D ! ! !

  • travis.vermaak - 2012-07-26 06:32

    Racists and criminals are praised and rewarded in the ANC, so this comes as no surprise. They love patting themselves on the back at the cost of the tax payer for reasons unbeknown.

  • vivian.harris.73 - 2012-07-26 06:36

    And the poor voters are still living in poverty, uneducated, unemployed, living like animals in shacks....So much for Democracy and Freedom from Apartheid.

  • andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-07-26 06:52

    The real question is: Do they deserve this pay increase? The answer is in my opinion definitely NO!!. The government continually rant at the private sector on renumeration and earnings of top management but do not compare the contributions made by these captains of industry to our ecconomy as opposed to the government who squander public funds at will. Not to mention corruption in just about all sectors of government.

  • Kamohelo Olifant - 2012-07-26 07:02

    No 1 will oppose this even the oppositions but I think cosatu will but we all know thy will just buck! buck! Like toothless dog

  • theo.joubert.37 - 2012-07-26 07:06

    I thought that in terms of our constitution the judiciary is suppose to be totally independent. How can they be independent when parliament and the president determain their salaries. This can become a real problem since the courts have to judge many cases where politicians and members of parliament are involved. Parliament will soon refuse them salary increases if they do not give judgement in their favour. Is this why prosecutors are now earning more than magistrates? Have a look at the article since Mr Zuma became president Prosecutors recieved significantly biger increases than magistrates. Are we aslo now doing the same as Zimbabwe where the courts are ruled by the ruling party. And why are magistrates earning less then even MEC's. Should they not earn more then these uneducated useless, incompated bafoons that waste our tax money?

  • Marc De Jager - 2012-07-26 07:10

    This is an absolute joke. What do they need that kind of salary for anyway? Everything is paid for by the government! When are the people of this country going to get something back? How about an increase in the pension fund, or that pay raise for the people on the ground. I think the president and the ministers should have KPI's and should be evaluated on that. Probably end up being fired for non performance. Just like how it works for people with real jobs!

  • storm.trooper.125 - 2012-07-26 07:28

    since his getting all those money..why dont he lead by example and give some back to the poor??

  • phillipm.seopa - 2012-07-26 07:31

    I don't think Mr President will hesitate to put a pan on the dotted line.

  • wally.williams.148 - 2012-07-26 08:06

    Ppl, plz, for a moment listen to yourself. Every person occupying a post/position or doing a job in general terms qualify for an increase on a yearly basis - even my domestic worker who already earn far beyond the threshold set by the Dept of Labour; and her increase year on year way exceeds the so-called inflation rate/ppi/cpi and what ever rate you want to use. We are talking a living wage increase. When you earn a high salary it is obvious that the figures would seem unworldly. The media is just playing on emotions with all these figures of yearly salaries and what ppl would earn more per month. If you were a manager in a bank or other major private institution you would also earn a reasonable income, most probably get an increase of more than 5% and no-one will say a word. Remember that the salary and benefits go with the post. If the person is incompetent, that is another issue to be dealt with through the right channels. If you are dissatisfied with the president, pray for change within the ruling party with me. We cannot generalise just because it suits us to do so. The private sector is not perfect either; and, there are ppl in the private sector earning way more than even our president. What do you think those increases look like? No wonder year-on-year there is an outcry by labour about the inequity and inequality. Think about this for a moment.

      vicker.man.5 - 2012-07-26 08:35

      Wally - you have hit on a few points which you then disregarded. 1.) Nowhere is it legislated that any employee has the right to an increase - this is discretionary on the part of the employer. The employer of course takes into account the employee's work performance when deciding if and how big an increase he is willing to give the employee 2.) Benefits are part of some remuneration packages, but when the employee abuses these benefits, the employer has the right to discipline the employee, and take steps to ensure no more abuse takes place 3.) To equate salaries/increases/bonuses/benefits between private sector and state is non-sensical. DO NOT forget that private sector in effect pays the state salaries. If I as a business-owner generate income, and decide to pay myself a f****g huge salary with bonuses etc, no problem. After all I am taxed on it, so in effect the bigger salary and bonus I draw, the more tax flows into the Gumments coffers. The state however is paid salaries from these taxes, ie your and my money, so you and I have the fullest right to question whether the civil servants deserve their increases, or any increase at all for that matter. Quite frankly, on basis of their track record to date, not a single Gumment official deserves to have a job right now, much less get an increase.... I want to point out to you after taking into consideration all the above, that you and I are the employers of this Gumment. WE are THEIR bosses, so WE call the shots

      pws69 - 2012-07-26 09:27

      Wally, two factors causing emotional outbursts. 1. Pay vs performance (or rather complete lack of performance). Please also note that many of these people have CONSULTANTS doing thier job for them as confirmed by the auditor general. What do they actually DO to earn the money then? 2. For skilled workers, the government now pays on average 25% MORE than the private sector. These are accountants, IT techs, engineers etc. as confirmed in a business day staudy undertaken last year.

      wally.williams.148 - 2012-07-26 11:54

      @vicker.man.5 and pws69: I take your point of the "right to an increase" although not being my exact words. I said "qualify". But, all things being fair, I understand the concept that no-one has a right to an increase. We all know that the majority of society bar a few live according to their means/income, some even way beyond. It has become an accepted norm in public and private sector to receive an increase yearly to cater for the cost of living/inflation. You are 100% correct wrt discipline and poor service; however, the Govt Service consists of a hell of a lot of employees and surely you dare not put all of them in the same box? Wrt Public Off Bearers you have different groups ranging from political leaders to judicial officers who are appointed and NOT elected. There are highly qualified and skilled ppl included within these groups, and ppl who are really doing their best under adverse conditions. It is completely unfair to label all criminals, abusers of power, lazy, incompetent, uneducated and not worthy of a simple cost of living adjustment. Plz, also, remember that not all groups of Publ Off Bearers earn what the Pres or the Ministers would be earning. I pay a lot of tax, but it does not give me the right to look down upon Govt Employees or POB's. We have to pay tax. Govt has a duty to deliver service. The employer remains Govt and not you and I. When individuals do not perform or abuse benefits, let the ppl use their power and speak out, or have him/her investigated

  • leah.p.lecheko - 2012-07-26 08:15

    Go Zuma! And you cabinet...so the richer are getting richer! What is Government really doing for this country? These official do not deserve increases. How about this money be allocated to the people who really need it? The government is messing with us!

  • TshilidziPhuravhathu - 2012-07-26 09:00

    All the about salaries are fine as they are, there no need to increase, now heres a better suggestion: lets look at that guy who had to leave school to find a R2000pm paying job after he lost his parents just so that he could take his little bro and sis to school and put bread on the table, why dont we give him a 100% increase rather? I am sure there isnt a day in the month where Jacob G Zuma says he is broke! hell i doesnt even have the word "BROKE" in his voceb....greedy bastards!

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-07-26 09:07

    This makes me ILL to my stomach.

  • latiefa.majal - 2012-07-26 09:10

    to decrease the gap of the rich and poor why not give them no increases for the next 50yrs then maybe the poor can also start earning a decent living. 5% of R1 000 000 = R50 000 but 5% of R5 0000 = R250. There will never be justice

  • grant.taylor.142 - 2012-07-26 09:50

    Zuma you look like a big fat greedy toad...

  • Kuno - 2012-07-26 09:52

    how about linking a salary increase to performance... seems lots of our so called public servants would have to give money back. it is sad to see what they do to our country. the poor only will get poorer and the gravy train passengers will keep on stealing what they can.

  • markjack.deppe - 2012-07-26 10:13

    That's our problem, we are being played like puppets on a string and accepting all the rubbish this incompetent ANC is dishing out to us daily. They placate us by reducing the interest rates but at the same instance we hear that the price of petrol will increase which obviously will cause all basic foodstuffs to increase. I honestly wonder how our President, Vice President and all the other cronies sleep at night being well aware that the fat salaries they are receiving could better be spent on building houses for all our people. They are not uplifting our people but further enslaving us. We need to remove this incompetent bunch as soon as possible else we the people will remain slaves to the few masters.

  • pieriewaaier.zooms - 2012-07-26 10:15

    Looking at these comments and public reaction in general of the last year or 2++, it is clear that the tax-paying public has lost confidence in the government starting right at the top. We just do not trust them. I wonder if this message has sunk in? By the looks of it, it hasn't. So, the ANC and its deployed cadres should be asking a few fundamental questions regarding the perception - and the daily reported facts which indicate a hopeless, corrupted government in every sphere of government - about their performance. If they had been on top of it and delivering, then this situation of utter contempt by tax payers, would not have arisen. But, the ANC and the government are not willing and in fact appear to be mentally unable at honest review and introspection in fact it appears that they loath the rigors of honest review and prefer the opposite, i.e. denial. What it pity. And the saddest thing of all is that not just the tax payers, but each & every South African suffer as result. They will continue to rake in the benefits of high public office (R100k limit on monthly credit card expenditure in Gauteng! For f*ck sakes!) which allow even the most incompetent & crooked to live a life of unheard of luxury with ample & uncontested opportunities for self-enrichment. This is the saddest and most pertinent indictment of the ANC and its cronies: Exploiters and raiders of the hapless, uninformed and destitute population for self-enrichment no matter what. Just carry on regardless!!!

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-26 10:16

    Shame, tell that to the domestic worker barely earning a hundred rand a day. She will be pleased to learn that fat cats get fatter while her children hardly have food to eat.

      wally.williams.148 - 2012-07-26 12:06

      I hear what you are saying, Jacqui, but remember we cannot allow political promises and delivery there upon to cloud our judgement when increases are concerned. The majority of ppl, including the domestic workers, need to ensure that the right ppl occupy the top jobs in Cabinet and as Pres. The post itself is what is evaluated, not the person per se. I look at the figures and I cringe as well. Unfortunately that is what the media is doing - focussing on the isolated figures that make these issues stand out far more than they ought to. Whether I am happy with the pres and his cabinet or service delivery by the politicians counts for nothing. Somebody will occupy that post. Then, there are different groups of Office Bearers, some of whom are appointed and NOT elected. These are not uneducated and illiterate ppl. You cannot place the Chief Justice or the President of the Supreme Court, Judge President, Regional Court President, Chief Magistrate or their subordinates in the same category as Tribal Leaders and politicians. Likewise, it is accepted that a Pres of a country will earn substantially more than the general populace. Argh, you get the drift.

      jacob.siyanda - 2012-07-26 13:36

      i'm not sure that th issue is here, how can you compare domestic workers salary to the president of the country? what the heck! i mean really!!!!! I know of sone CEO that earn more than the president. WHAT the heck!!! he is the president for crying out loud.

  • byron.jay.37 - 2012-07-26 10:21

    And low-skilled workers are omitted once again. Aren't we the masses you prey on for votes? Aren't we the primary engine of the circulation of our currency? If not, then say so, and we can fend for ourselves, obviously by putting strain on others... Is this what you want? You(the ruling elite) are lucky so many of us are subjected to the perpetual facade that we cannot even look past the BS to realize that articles like this is the underlying result of leaders that disregards the uneducated.

      byron.jay.37 - 2012-07-26 10:23

      Really# Kings getting increases for what exactly? The maintenance of the tribe? A tribe that contributes to our GDP how? or to our collective prosperity, how? Please explain, someone...

  • byron.jay.37 - 2012-07-26 10:30

    @ Vickerman. Your diction might be impressive at uncommon intervals between them. But your lack of understanding the objectivity of the matter points out that you are narrow minded. "It takes courage to stand and talk, it also takes courage to sit down and listen." So disable the part on your comments where we cannot reply to you, you are the damn agent.

  • tommyunitedstates2 - 2012-07-26 12:28

    In reaction to the city press’s article Mp’s receive high salary increase its more important to stand for its proportionate development other than luxurious consumption. it an worth to increase the wages of a well paid official who is living and enjoying all economies of scale at the expense of poor peasants, and low scale salary earners who can barely live of there wages for a mouth unless they practice crime, corruption Salaries and wages are not there to be pleasing to there earners but service there needs, while they execute there duties, the ministry and departments of labour, finance and statistics together with the central bank must make a rulings in that effect. As wages and salaries must be in tunes directly proportional to the cost of living index with inflation well regulated giving reasonable comfort to there earners in the state as a whole and not to the privileged minority with each and every civil servant and worker having the ability to save, which savings can be re invested in the states productive economic sectors by the banks The departments in question should think of the people they serve and the difficult times and establish, the best methods and tactics of alleviating poverty as a plague in third world states, enhancing security, minimizing crime, expand the economic sector, fight inflation, reduce the high levels of illiteracy(improvising of educational incentives to both young and mature entries)

  • desmond.drake.1 - 2012-07-26 14:23

    Fu@% the traditional kings. is it not enough that they milk their tribes.

  • givenmasanabo - 2012-07-27 16:32

    yooo

  • Rendani Nevhulaudzi - 2013-08-12 15:52

    GREED GREED GREED!!!