It has been revealed how much traditional leaders earn including Kings, Queens and others that work under the traditional leadership umbrella in South Africa, reports BusinessTech.
In 2016, the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers recommended a pay freeze which has also affected the earnings of Traditional Leaders.
The recommendation said that public officials that have high-earnings including traditional leaders, all the ministers and deputy ministers and the president and his deputy, would receive a zero-percent increase in their earnings for 2017.
There are seven royal families that are recognised in South Africa. This was after 2010 when six kingdoms were dropped from the thirteen that existed prior to that year.
While traditional leaders and kings don’t possess a lot of political power, they do play an imperative advisory roles to the government and are pivotal power players in the the local disputes that take place in their kingdoms.
Here are the average salaries for traditional leaders and other officials within the same space:
King/Queen: R1 126 057
Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders: R817 842
Full Time Chairperson of the Provincial House of Traditional Leaders: R673 603
Deputy Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders: R625 524
Full Time Deputy Chairperson of the Provincial House of Traditional Leaders: R577 281
Full Time Member of the National House of Traditional Leaders: R356 923
Full Time Member of the Provincial House of Traditional Leaders: R305 959
Senior Traditional Leader: R228 650
Headmen/Headwomen: R94 460