DEPARTMENT: JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
REPUBLIC DP SOUTH AFRICA

MINISTER MEMORANDUM


FROM:HP
DATE: 6 August 2004

SUBJECT: ADJUSTMENT OF THE REMUNERATION LEVELS; SERVICE BENEFIT PACKAGES FOR OFFICE BEARERS OF CERTAIN . STATUTORY AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS


The Minister of Finance has approved a 6% cost-of living adjustment to the remuneration levels of office bearers of statutory bodies and institutions according to the conversion key (Annexure A) and particulars as set out in paragraph 2 supra. The remuneration adjustment is subject to the approval of the Minister before implementation. National Treasury has furthermore indicated that funds for inflation-related increases in expenditure for 2004/05 have been made available and were allocated to Departments.

(23.04.04; Annexure A)

The existing (1 April 2003) and revised (1 April 2004) remuneration structures in the different categories for the statutory institutions linked to the Department are as follows:

Category S


Human Rights Commission
Existing
Remuneration
Revised
remuneration

Chairperson R608 970 per annum R645 507 per annum

R 50 748 per month R 53 792 per month
R 2417 per day R 2 562 per day

R 302 per hour R 320 per hour


Vice-chairperson R 516 984 per annum R 548 004 per annum
R 43 082 per month R 45 667 per month
R 2052 per day R 2175 per day
R 256 per hour R 272 per hour

Member R 472 809 per annum R 501 177 per annum
R 39 401 per month R 41 765 per month
R 1876 per day R 1989 per day
R 235 per hour R 249 per hour


3.2 Judicial Service Commission

Chairperson R608 970 per annum R 645 507 per annum
R 50 748 per month R 53 792 per month
R 2417 per day R 2562 per day
R 302 per hour R 320 per hour

Member R 472 809 per annum R 501 177 per annum
R 39401 per month R 41 765 per month
R 1876 per day R 1989 per day
R 235 per hour R 249 per hour

3.2 Judicial Service Commission

Chairperson R 608 970 per annum R 645 per annum
R 50 748 per month R 53 792 per month
R 2417 per day R 2562 per day
R 235 per hour R 320 per hour


Member R 472 809 per annum R 501 177 per annum
R 39 401 per month R 53 792 per month
R 1876 per day R 1989 per day
R 235 per hour R 249 per hour

(No provision for Vice-chairperson)

Category A
Sub-category A1

Legal Aid Board, South African Law Commission, Magistrates Commission and Equality Review Committee

Chairperson R573 768 per annum R 608 193 per annum
R 47 814 per month R 50 683 per month
R 2277 per day R 2413 per day
R 285 per hour R 302 per hour

Vice-Chairperson R487 098 per annum R 516 324 per annum
R40 592 per month R 43 027 per month
R 1933 per day R 2049 per day
R 242 per hour R 256 per hour

Member R 426 030 per annum R 451 593 per annum
R 35 503 per month R 37 633 per month
R 1691 per day R 1792 per day
R 211 per hour R 224 per hour

Sub-category A2

4.3 Commission on Gender Equality

Chairperson R 509 343 per annum R 539 904 per annum
R 42 445 per month R 44 992 per month
R 2021 per day R 2142 per day
R 253 per hour R 268 per hour

Vice-chairperson R 432 417 per annum R 458 361 per annum
R 36 035 per month R 38 197 per month
R 1716 per day R 1819 per day
R 214 per hour R 227 per hour

Member R 401406 per annum R 425 490 per annum
R 33 451 per month R 35 458 per month
R 1593 per day R 1688 per day
R 199 per hour R 211 per hour


Category B
Sub-category B1

Committees of the Magistrates Commission

Chairperson R 472 per annum R 501 177 per annum
R 39 401 per month R 41 765 per month
R 1876 per day R 1989 per day
R 235 per hour R 249 per hour

Member R 285 861 per annum R 303 012 per annum
R 23 822 per month R 25 251per month
R 1135 per day R 1202 per day
R 142 per hour R 150 per hour

(No provision for Vice-chairperson)

Category C
Sub-category C1

6.1 Rules Board for Courts of Law

Chairperson R 401 406 per annum R425 490 per annum
R 33 451 per month R 45 458 per month
R1593 per day R 1688 per day
R 199 per hour R 211 per hour

Member R288 240 per annum R241 935 per annum
R 19 020 per month R 20 161 per month
R 906 per day R 960 per day
R 113 per hour R 120 per hour
(No provision for Vice-chairperson)

Except for the Human Rights Commission and the Commission on Gender Equality, the acts that regulate remuneration for the various institutions provide for determination of the remuneration packages either in consultation or with the concurrence of the Minister of Finance.
Section 13(1) of the Human Rights Commission Act, 1994 (Act 54 of 1994) provides that the remuneration, allowances and other terms and conditions of the office and service benefits of full-time and part-time members of the Commission shall be determined by the President in consultation with Cabinet and the Minister of Finance, whilst Section 8(1) of the Commission on Gender Equality, 1996 (Act 39 of 1996) provides that the remuneration, allowances and other terms and conditions of office and services benefits of full-time and part-time members of the Commission shall be determined by the President
[Section 13(1); Section 8(1)]

9. In view of the above-mentioned the following actions need to be taken:
Approval of the revised remuneration structures set out in paragraphs 3 to 6 except that of the Human Rights Commission and the Commission on Gender Equality.
Human Rights Commission- draft Cabinet Memorandum and Presidentís Minute are in the cover for approval and submission to the Cabinet and President for approval.
Commission on Gender Equality-draft Presidentís Minute for approval and submission to the President for approval

MANAGING DIRECTOR: HUMAN RESOURCES

COMMENTS:


benefits of full-time and part-time members of the Commission shall be determined by
the President.
[Section 13(1)1 Section 8(1)]
9. In view of the above-mentioned the following actions need to be taken:
(a) Approval of the revised remuneration structures set out in paragraphs 3 to 6
except that of the Human Rights Commission and the Commission on Gender
Equality.
(b) Human Rights Commission - draft Cabinet Memorandum and President's
Minute are in the cover for approval and submission to the Cabinet and
President for approval.
(c) Commission on Gender Equality - draft President's Minute for approval and
submission to the President for approval.

MANAGING DIRECTOR: HUMAN RESOURCE
Comments:


DIRECTOR-GENERAL: HUMAN RESOURCES: JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
COMMENTS:
Note: According to the letter tagged "23.4.04" the remuneration adjustment is,
furthermore, subject to approval by the relevant executive authority (the Minister) by
evaluating the work done by the office-bearers and agreeing to the improvements,
before implementation thereof. See the draft Cabinet Memoranda and Presidents
minutes in the cover.
1. 'Revised remuneration, except that for Human Rights Commission and
Commission on Gender Equality, APPROVED/
2. Human Rights Commission - draft Cabinet Memorandum and President's
Minute APPROVED/
3. Commission on Gender Equality.-draft President's Minute approved.











MR JH DELANGE, MP
DEPUTY MINISTER FOR JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT










MS B NABANDLA, MP
MINISTER FOR JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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