ELITE Public servants – October 2019

 

The average government employee earns far more than the average worker outside of government – with salary increases above inflation, along with all the additional perks that come with working for the state.   The government’s wage bill accounts for the largest portion of the national budget at 34%. This means for every R1,000 government spends, R340 goes to employee compensation.    B-BBEE and EE is just a “feeder to the rich and elites in South Africa.    Public servants are the Elites (labour) of South Africa…  what is really happening in South Africa?
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(Comments and articles in Afrikaans / English)

In die spasie word vermeld van ‘n paar artikels in verskillende jare, wat met mekaar vergelyk word.   Die gevolgtrekking bevestig net weer eens hoe daar vir ons gewone mense gelieg word en die nommer een wat voortborduur daarop dat swartes steeds benadeel word.

Onder andere word daar reeds in 2016 gepraat van ‘n massiewe groot staatsdiens waar swartes 77% van die staatsdiens is,  en tog as dit vergelyk word wat ons al vir dekades, selfs voor en na 2016 mee stoei, staan die salarisse van die elite staatsamptenare soos ‘n seer oog uit.

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Kyk na die 2019 tabel van salarisse vir Staatsamptenare!

Hoe kom Ramaphosa daarby uit dat 77% swartes in staatsdiens steeds swartes benadeel onder swart bemagtiging?  (Dis die B-BBEE artikel hieronder).
Swart vroue is 52% van die staatsdiens in 2016 gewees en het sedertdien beslis groter geword.

Die ander artikel van 2016 waarvan gepraat word, spesifiek van 77% swartes in die staatsdiens, is aangehaal hieronder asook ander artikels van 2017 en 2019 wat nie sin maak nie oor “kleiner staatsdiens” as 2016 nie.

Dit loop ook hand aan hand met die leuens wat ons daagliks hoor oor swart bemagtiging en regstellende aksie, salarisse o.a. wat nie reg is en na blankes verwys word wat in ‘n beter posisie is.   Dis alles leuens.

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Besoek enige werkskantoor, hospitale, staatsinstelling, Eskom, universiteit, selfs raadslede en munisipale amptenare is 95% swartes.
B-BBEE – EE – racism and discrimination

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Vergelyk ook gerus wat die staatsdepartemente vandag doen en hoe sleg dit eintlik in ons land gaan.

Dit loop hand aan hand saam met munisipale en provinsiale dienste wat verskaf word, waar ‘n groot gebrek is.

Enige iemand wat deur die Staat betaal word in enige staatsdepartement, word as ‘n staatsamptenaar gereken.

Terug in 2019 – en volgens Mboweni, verdien die gemiddelde staatsamptenaar verdien veel meer as die gemiddelde werker buite die regering – met salarisverhogings bo inflasie, saam met al die ekstra voordele wat vir die staat werk.  (tabel)

Die grootste gedeelte van die nasionale begroting is 34% vir die salarisrekening van die regering.   Dit beteken vir elke R1 000 wat die regering spandeer, gaan R340 vir werknemersvergoeding.

As daar vergelykings gemaak word met vorige jare is daar ‘n groot verskil.   Duidelik sorg die staatsamptenare goed vir mekaar en vergelyk mens dit met dienste wat nie meer bestaan nie – soos Water, Besoedeling, Gesondheidsdienste wat Hospitale hierby insluit, Mynwese wat ook die myne insluit waar nooit rehabilitasie gedoen is vir etlike jare en Plaaslike owerhede wat nog veel erger is.

Daar behoort nie soveel staatsamptenare te wees nie, gesien in die lig dat daar geen groei is nie, gaan alles net so in salarisse en byvoordele in.   Wat is die sin van so ‘n groot staatsliggaam wat niks beteken , wat ons as belastingbetalers moet onderhou.

Met opnames en analises word die werklikheid nooit weergegee nie.
Here are a few articles and an eye opener to millions of people.

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 2017

As it stands, SA dedicates a larger portion of its budget to public servants than Brazil, Russia or Turkey does. An incredible stat, considering that each country boasts a higher population than Mzanzi’s.

The average wage for a public servant is R338,000 annually. That is a figure of R28,000 per month. According to data released during the Mid Term Budget Speech of 2017, that number is R9,000 higher than the average wage of non-agricultural workers.

There are roughly 2.7 million public sector workers in this country.   There is even talk of protest action to increase their average wage (a move that was previously quashed in November). It may be remiss to say working for the state is “cushy”, but it does seem to keep you well looked after.

Figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) show that 35% of South Africa’s R1.67 trillion budget goes towards paying the salaries of public sector workers. It chimes in at a rough cost of R584 billion.

How much do public servants get paid in South Africa?

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2018 – Public servants are the new ‘labour elite’.

Nearly 70% of SA’s public sector workers are unionised, which explains how they were able to achieve a 22% premium over private sector workers during wage negotiations

https://www.moneyweb.co.za/news/south-africa/sas-whale-sized-public-sector-wage-bill-approaches-a-cliff/

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19 FEBRUARY 2016

LABOUR ELITE – PUBLIC SECTOR

En dan betoog die unies nog meer en meer – strikes are still ongoing…


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The total number of public sector employments increased from 2.16 million in 2008 to 2.69 million at the end of 2014.

Public sector employment’s share of total jobs had risen to 17.5% by the end of 2014, up from 14.5% at the beginning of 2008. The growth was driven by employment in national, provincial as well as local government.

The fastest period of public sector employment growth was during 2009, immediately following the global financial crises. This suggests that the state possibly acted as an unintended creator of jobs during a period of extreme labour market distress.

The large contributors to public sector job growth are occupations that fall under the category of unskilled workers. These include sweepers, farmhands and labourers, helpers and cleaners, construction and maintenance labourers, and garbage collectors.

The other major contributors are medium-skilled workers. These are police and traffic officers, institution and home-based care workers, other protective services, prison guards, technikon teacher training, cooks and childcare workers.

Higher-skilled jobs such as primary and secondary school teachers, finance and administrative managers and legislators have also contributed to public sector job growth.

It would seem that the government’s Expanded Public Works Program is an important driver of public sector job creation. Launched in 2004, it focuses on providing income relief through creating jobs for the unemployed and unskilled that involve socially useful activities.

The public sector has clearly been able to transform its labour force at a faster pace than the private sector. It has hired a higher proportion of both women and African workers in the sector, groups that were discriminated against under apartheid.

Africans make up 77% of public sector employment compared with 66% the private sector. Females make up 52% of the workforce, compared to 44% in the private sector.

Another feature of the public sector labour market is the relatively higher rate of unionisation, which is often associated with a wage premium. Union members made up almost 70% (1.4 million workers) of all public sector’s formal workers in 2014, up from 55% in 1997 (834,000 workers).

This compares with the private sector where union density declined from 36% in 1997 to 24% in 2013. Unlike in the public sector too, the absolute number of private sector unionised workers has remained fairly constant. 

When comparing wage levels, both the median and mean wages of the public sector are significantly higher than private sector’s. The real monthly wage of an average public sector employee is R11,668 (US$1209) compared to R7,822 (US$811) for an average private sector worker. In addition, public sector wages have less dispersion than private sector wages, indicating a lower level of wage inequality within the public sector. 

Most importantly though, non-unionized public sector workers are concentrated in elementary occupations (30%), service and sales occupations (16%), and technical and associate professional occupations (16%). While it remains uncertain, the non-unionised workers in the first two occupational groups are likely to be those employed under the public works program.

 

This article is an extract from a working paper, which is part of a collaboration between UNU-WIDER, the Brookings Institution and the Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) at the University of Cape Town on Understanding the African Lions: Growth Traps and Opportunities in Six Dominant African Economies.

https://theconversation.com/south-africas-civil-servants-are-the-countrys-new-labour-elite-54269

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UNITED NATIONS (UNIVERSITY)

This paper looks to uncover the growth traps and opportunities for the South African economy, with a focus on underlying labour market dynamics. We explore the potential of South Africa’s demographic dividend. We also consider the structure of the labour market and the growth-employment interactions, which uncover the skills-biased labour demand path of the economy and a rising trend in the use of labour brokers to source temporary workers.

Finally, we show a new labour market trend has emerged: a rise in the share of public sector employment along with higher conditional returns to public sector workers than to those in the private sector.

https://www.wider.unu.edu/publication/demographic-employment-and-wage-trends-south-africa

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THE LATEST ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT AND TREASURY

2019
Tito Mboweni explained the situation about compensation”

According to National Treasury, between 2006/07 and 2018/19, total compensation spending on the main budget has more than tripled, from R154 billion to R518 billion. Above-inflation remuneration increases accounted for the largest proportion of this spending.   Salaries for civil servants has grown by about 40% in real terms over the past decade, Treasury said.

Data from Statistics South Africa’s Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) shows that average remuneration across 110 non-agricultural sectors and sub-sectors in 2018/19 was just under R273,000, compared with an estimated average remuneration of R352,000 for employees of national and provincial government.

By National Treasury’s calculations, the actual level of average remuneration for these employees is even higher – around R393,000.   “We estimate that public servants in national and provincial government earn about 20% of all wages earned in the non-agricultural formal sector”.

Within more specialized groups, including middle and senior managers, remuneration is higher and the distribution is larger. In total, however, these groups make up about 6% of the public service.

Doctors, for example, account for only 2% of the public service, but earn more than most other public servants within a wide range. The median doctor earns R781,000, while doctors at the 10th and 90th percentiles earn R472,000 and R1.2 million, respectively, Treasury said.

While compensation spend has tripled over the last decade, in the same period the number of government employees rose from 170,000 to 1.3 million.    His reasons spelled out that Treasury claims that the reason for this massive disparity is due to the state hiring more highly qualified and technical personnel, with the whole state workforce receiving high increases every year.

Since 2010/11, the quarterly employment survey (QES) shows that average remuneration in the public sector has risen by an annual average of 8%, a figure that may be understated because of the effect of temporary workers, such as those employed by the Expanded Public Works Programme.

Across all government departments, average salaries range between R130,370 per year to R2.17 million per year, depending on grade. The largest portion of government workers are employed in grade 5 to grade 8 jobs, where the average salaries range between R258,312 and R448,039 per year.

https://businesstech.co.za/news/finance/350391/the-rise-and-rise-of-public-servants-pay-in-south-africa/

 
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29 000 millionaire civil servants

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