- 24 executives of government agencies earn more than R3 million a year- The highest paid received just under R9 million- Interestingly, the president does not have the largest governmental salary The heads of several government agencies earned more than R3 million rand in the last financial year, according to reports.Five of the 24 received R5 million, and three received R7 million.
For perspective, former president Jacob Zuma's salary was R2.8 for his last year in office.PAY ATTENTION: Do you want to know what's trending on Briefly.co.za? Join our WhatsApp group today.
This means that several government executives are earning considerably more than the president. Tom Moyane, the SARS boss that Cyril Ramaphosa axed soon after taking office, was raking in R4.3 million annually, according to GroundUp.
The highest-paid official of all was Samson Moraba, head of the National Housing Finance Corporation, who earned R8.8 million in the last financial year. Clocking in at second place with a R7.
9 million was the head of the Road Traffic Management Corporation Makhosini Msibi.