Days after SONA, Ramaphosa betrays private sector with R3 billion salary increase for millionaire cadres
18 February 2022
The decision by the Minister of Public Service and Administration, Ayanda Dlodlo, to award a R3 billion salary increase for millionaire managers in the Public Service is an insult to the private sector and the more than 10 million unemployed South Africans. This latest salary increase, following a R30 billion salary increase for lower levels of the public service last year, deals the death blow to years of empty promises by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government that it would freeze the public sector wage bill to avert a full-blown debt crisis.
Just days after telling South Africans that “it is the private sector, rather than the government, that creates jobs,” Ramaphosa’s
This unaffordable increase entails a pensionable cash allowance of R1 695 for salary levels 13 to 15, R1 818 for salary level 16, and a salary adjustment of 1,5% – all backdated to April 2021.