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Pay Increase for Sol Plaatje Officials & Councillors

During the first Sol Plaatje meeting this year Sol Plaatje councillors voted in a pay increase backdated to 1 July 2017.

Summary of annual Salaries

The Executive Mayor – R968 008
The Speaker – R774 405
Members of the Mayoral Committee – R726 005
This exclude cellphone allowances of R3 400 p/m and data bundles of R300 p/m

Part time councillors who are chairpersons of Section 79 committees – R393 135
Other part time councillors – R288 988
The Chief Whip of the various political parties – R405 016
These exclude cell phone allowances.

Other Perks

Executive Mayor – A council house or if occupying own house reimbursement equivalent to the market value rental of a similar house.
A full time chauffer for the Executive Mayor & the Speaker.

The EFF opposed the increases.


Also read coverage in the DFA

SOL PLAATJE councillors used the first meeting of the year to vote themselves increases for the coming year. The increases are in terms of the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers Act which determines the upper limits of salaries, allowances and benefits of different members of municipal councils. In terms of the income of the municipality ?


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