Parliamentary Question: DoT: Salaries

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Mr P D Mbhele (Cope) asked the Minister of Transport:

Whether he had called for any review of the salaries of boards of directors of all bodies and institutions reporting to him (details furnished) in the (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11 financial years; if not, why not; if so, (i) which entities and (ii) in each case, (aa) for what reason and (bb) what were the outcomes? NW3869E

REPLY:

The Minister of Transport:
(a) The review of the salaries of Boards of Directors was done only in the 2008/09 financial year, upon requests by some of the public entities.
(i)The Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company Limited (ATNS), the Airports Company South Africa Limited (ACSA) and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).
(ii)(aa) and (bb)

Below is a table that list the Public Entities that had the salaries of their Boards reviewed in the 2008/09 financial year, the reasons and the outcomes:

 

Public Entities

Reason

Outcome

 

ATNS

PRASA

ACSA

The environment within which these Public Entities operate requires that the Boards comprise of highly skilled and qualified individuals to ensure that the Public Entities strategically deliver their objectives, which included delivering infrastructure requirements for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup. This required that the Boards of these Entities be remunerated appropriately.

The State Owned Enterprise (SOE) Remuneration Guidelines, published by the Department of Public Enterprises, which takes into account the size of the SOE based on its assets and revenue, were utilised for the review in determining the salaries.

 

Furthermore, the outcome of the salaries in figures is reflected in the table below:

 

2008/09

Reviewed Salaries of Boards (per annum)

 

 

Public Entities

Chairperson

Member

ACSA

R373,298

R130,995

ATNS

R310,000

R 95, 876

PRASA

R600,934

R128,386

(b) No review in the 2009/10 financial year – only an annual cost-of-living adjustment at a percentage provided by the National Treasury.

 

(c) No review in the 2010/11 financial year – only an annual cost-of-living adjustment at a percentage provided by the National Treasury.