Public office bearers may get 5% hike

By Khanyisa Tabata
26 August 2011

The Independent Commission for Remuneration of Public Office Bearers has announced a five-percent increase for all public office bearers, including President Jacob Zuma.

At a news conference at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the Commission’s chairperson Judge Willie Seriti said the annual adjustments have already been recommended to the President, and would be published in the Government Gazette next week.

Seriti said the basis for the percentage increase was informed by Consumer Price Index trends, affordability, national market trends including the private and public sector, and consultation with relevant parties.


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