Vital statistics - Parliament: Salaries, gender representation and bills

April 15, 2015 (5 years, 3 months ago)

Parliament has gone through many changes these past years - parties have come and gone (or merged), President's have changed, and Cabinet has been shuffled a few times. People's Assembly and the Parliamentary Monitoring Group, takes a look at transformation regarding other areas of Parliament. We have focused on salaries, gender representation in the political parties and how many bills have been passed between 2007 and 2014.

Vital Statistics on Bills 2007-2014


Salaries and Allowances: The President


Salaries and Allowances: Deputy President, Ministers & Deputy Ministers

Salary Min

Salaries and Allowances: Members of NA & Permanent Delegates to the NCOP


  • The Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers makes recommendations annually to the President concerning the salaries, allowances and benefits of defined office-bearers- this includes all Ministers, MPs, Premiers, MECs, MPLs, Mayors, Councillors & Judges

  • The Ministerial Handbook provides “a guideline for benefits and privileges to which members and their families are entitled, in the execution of their duties”, covering everything from allocations for residences and motor transport to official travel abroad.

  • Parliament must record and publish annually the particulars of members' registrable interests in the Register of Members’ Interest

  • A 2015 study showed that President Jacob Zuma earns the fifth highest salary of all world leaders.

Political Party Representation in the National Assembly

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Women’s Representation in the National Assembly 1994-Present


Women's representation by party: As at 13 April 2015


Notes: 1. All data has been obtained from the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa

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