southafricalogoThe Star reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa has published in the government gazette a determination of salaries and allowances for certain categories of public servants and some members of the judiciary.  

In terms of his notice published on 25 March, the increases will be backdated to April last year.  Increases of 3% will apply for office bearers who earn above R1.5million, and 4% for those earning below that.  The salaries of kings and queens are now set at R1.2m, principal traditional leaders at R1.1m, senior traditional leaders at R270,729 and headmen and head women at R116,418.  The chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL) will pocket R933,270; his deputy R713,811; chairperson of the Provincial House of Traditional Leaders (PHTL) R768,678; NHTL members R415,113; and PHTL members R355,842.  According to the notice, judges will not receive any increases.  However, the salaries of magistrates will be increased by 4%.  Regional court presidents will receive R1.4m; regional magistrates R1.3m; chief magistrates R1.3m; and senior magistrates and magistrates up to R1m each.

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