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The secret of the government is revealed

The public authority will spend more than R549bn yearly on community worker pay rates. 

Public servant salaries cost taxpayers more than R549bn every year. Stock photo.

This was uncovered by the public assistance and organization office in a composed answer to parliamentary inquiries presented by the DA. 


The resistance requested a point by point breakdown of the current normal compensation for the 16 government pay groups and the quantity of representatives in every class. 

It additionally requested the aggregate sum that will be spent yearly as far as the most recent public assistance wage concession to paying local official pay rates in every one of the 16 compensation groups, just as what the "aggregate sum of that sum that will be spent every year on workers in each predetermined compensation band". 

As per a Sunday Times report, government and public area associations arrived at a compensation bargain in July that incorporates a 1.5% compensation movement for all passing government workers, and an oddball stipend antedated to April going somewhere in the range of R1,200 and R1,700 for every single government worker. 

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The office, in its answer, said 1,238,716 individuals were utilized across the 16 compensation groups. 


It said the "most recent compensation understanding is Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council Resolution 1 of 2021". 

It gave a table "mirroring the complete expense of carrying out the goal per pay level" which added up to more than R23bn for representatives in compensation groups one to 12. 

The office said no choice had been taken at this point in regards to "conceivable compensation changes" for senior administration, who fall in compensation groups 13 to 16. 

It said the assessed complete expense of work, including the expense of Resolution 1, per pay level yearly added up to simply over R549.2bn. 

The office said the data gave "addresses the circumstance as at July 31" and was gotten from the National Treasury Personnel and Salary System (Persal) information base. 

"The data bars protection and the State Security Agency," it added. 

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