Cape Town - It would take a worker in a Checkers deli about 290 years to earn what Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson was paid in a month this year.
Basson got R49.7m in basic pay and a special performance bonus of R50m in the financial year ending in June. The group said he had not had a pay increase since 2013.
Phumla (not her real name), who works in the deli section at a Checkers store, earns R550 a week. At R28 600 a year, it would take her 3 486 years to earn what Basson, his bonus included, was paid this year.