- Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s salary increased to R235 255 per month
- His raise, as well as other leaders’, came after a notice on the Government Gazette earlier this month
- Some labour unions are unhappy with the four percent increases, saying they should have denied raises because of the economic difficulties
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is definitely going to be smiling this festive season, following the announcement that he, along with a few other public office bearers, will receive a 4% increase on their salaries.
The information was announced on the Government Gazette on 8 December.
Jacob Zuma generously increased Mogoeng’s salary from R226‚399 per month (R2.71-million per year) to R235.455 (R2.82-million per year).
But, Mogoeng is not the only one who will be receiving a bigger pay check each month, Briefly.co.za gathered the raises extend to judges across the board and are backdated to 1 April 2017.
As reported by the Sotwetan LIVE, the Independent Commission for Remuneration of Public Office Bearers suggested these salary hikes for ministers‚ deputy ministers and MPs as well.
The new salary for Deputy Chief Justice Ray Zondo and the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) is R211‚904 per month/R2.54-million per annum
The SCA Vice President will earn R200‚136 per month/R2.4-million per annum
Constitutional Court and SCA judges will earns R188‚367 per month/ R2.26-million per annum
High and Labour Court judges will earn R153‚047 per month/R.1.83-million per annum
And last, but not least, Zuma’s salary increased from about R2.8 million to almost R3 million.
But, the recipients of these raises are the only ones smiling as some labour unions criticised the increases.
The unions urged government leaders to decline salary increases, taking inconsideration the country’s economic state.
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