Question NW1212 to the Minister of Public Service and Administration

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20 November 2019 - NW1212

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

What (a) type of performance or incentive bonuses exist in the Public Sector excluding 13th salary cheque and (b) amount was budgeted for these performance or incentive bonuses (i) in the (aa) 2017-18 and (bb) 2018-19 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019?


(a) The 2019 Incentive Policy Framework for employees in the general Public Service, provides for the payment of non-pensionable performance bonuses to employees appointed in terms of the Public Service Act, 1994.

The other sectors (e.g. Correctional Services, Police Service, Educators, Defence) have their own sectoral unique performance incentive schemes.

(b) My Department does not have information on the amount budgeted by departments on the payment of performance bonuses. However, the actual expenditure incurred in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years is as follows:

(i) (aa) and (bb)



R1.54 billion

R2.6 billion

Source: PERSAL

Excludes National Defence Force and State Security Agency

(ii) The actual expenditure to be incurred on payment of performance bonus in recognition of performance in the 2019/20 (current) financial year will only be available in the 2020/21 financial year.

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