A minister is a politician who heads a ministry, making and implementing decisions on policies in conjunction with the other ministers. In some jurisdictions, the head of government is also a minister and is designated the ‘prime minister’, ‘premier’, ‘chief minister’, ‘chancellor’ or another title.
Below are salaries earned by Ministers In South Africa
President Cyril Ramaphosa has gazetted the approved salaries of top government officials for the 2021 financial year, which includes remuneration for ministers, premiers, and members of parliament.
The Presidency has aligned these with recommendations made by the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers earlier this year, which recommended that there be no increase to the remuneration packages of all public office bearers.
This was based on consultations with the finance and justice ministers, the Lower Courts Remuneration Committee, and the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.
This means that the government officials will be paid the same salaries that they were last year.
According to the gazette, the Deputy President, Speaker in the National Assembly, and Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces are each entitled to a package of R2,825,470 for the year.
Each minister will receive total remuneration of R2,401,633, while deputy ministers will receive a package of R1,977,75.
The president’s own salary must be approved by parliament.
At a provincial level, premiers will receive R2,260,409 this year, while executive council members will be paid R1,977,785.
At the lowest level, permanent delegates of the National Council of Provinces will receive a package of R1,137,993.
The remuneration packages comprise the following:
A basic salary equal to 60% of the total package, which constitutes the pensionable salary;
An amount of R120,000 per annum, which is an amount to which section 8(1)(d) of the Income Tax Act, 1962, applies. This amount is included in the basic salary component;
An employers pension benefit contribution is equal to 22.5% of pensionable salary; and
A flexible portion for the remaining amount of the total remuneration.
The table below shows the total packages for members of parliament and the national and provincial executives.
|GOVERNMENT REMUNERATION PACKAGES|
|Deputy President||R2.825 million|
|Deputy Minister||R1.978 million|
|Speaker: National Assembly||R2.825 million|
|Chairperson: NCOP||R2.825 million|
|Deputy Speaker: National Assembly||R1.977 million|
|Deputy Chairperson: NCOP||R1.977 million|
|House Chairperson||R1.882 million|
|Chief Whip: Majority Party||R1.600 million|
|Chief Whip: NCOP||R1.600 million|
|Parliamentary Counsellor: President||R1.600 million|
|Parliamentary Counsellor: Deputy President||R1.600 million|
|Leader of Opposition||R1.600 million|
|Chairperson of a Committee||R1.495 million|
|Deputy Chief Whip: Majority Party||R1.346 million|
|Chief Whip: Largest Minority Party||R1.346 million|
|Leader of a Minority Party||R1.346 million|
|Member: National Assembly||R1.138 million|
|Permanent Delegate: NCOP||R1.138 million|
|Member of Executive Council||R1.978 million|
|Deputy Speaker||R1.600 million|
|Chief Whip: Majority Party||R1.496 million|
|Chairperson of Committees||R1.346 million|
|Leader of Opposition||R1.346 million|
|Chairperson of a committee||R1.346 million|
|Deputy Chairperson of Committees||R1.267 million|
|Deputy Chief Whip: Majority Party||R1.267 million|
|Chief Whip: Largest Minority Party||R1.267 million|
|Leader of a Minority Party||R1.267 million|
|Parliamentary Counsellor to a King/Queen||R1.138 million|
|Member of Provincial Legislature||R1.101 million|
What is the salary of a minister In South Africa?
Salaries and Daily Allowances: A member shall be entitled to receive a salary at the rate of fifty thousand rupees per mensem (w.e.f. 18.5. 2009) during the whole of his term of office and subject to any rules made under this Act and allowances at the rate of two thousand rupees (w.e.f. 1.10.
How much is the salary of the South African President?
President of South Africa
|PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA|
|First holder||Nelson Mandela|
|Salary||R 3,900,000 annually|
Do ministers pay income tax In South Africa?
Regardless of whether you’re a minister performing ministerial services as an employee or a self-employed person, all of your earnings, including wages, offerings, and fees you receive for performing marriages, baptisms, funerals, etc., are subject to income tax.
Are ministers self-employed In South Africa?
Ministers are self-employed for Social Security tax purposes with respect to their ministerial services, even though most are treated as employees for federal income tax purposes. Self-employment tax is assessed on taxable compensation and nontaxable housing allowance/parsonage.
What are the benefits of being an ordained minister In South Africa?
Perks of being ordained
You can buy a clergy parking pass that allows you rockstar parking.
You’re in good company.
Counsel couples who are about to get married.
You have access to buying some sweet ministry supplies.
Are ministers employees In South Africa?
Ministers are not deemed employees, however, if their remuneration (other than by payment in kind) does not consist wholly or mainly of salary or stipend.