The Director-General of the Department of Public Service and Administration, Ms Yoliswa Makhasi, takes this opportunity to thank public servants for their patience during the process to implement the non-pensionable cash allowance provided for in PSCBC Resolution 1 of 2021.

The Department of Public Service and Administration hereby confirms that employees will receive the allowance, including back pay to April 2021, on 16 September 2021.

For members of the South African Police Service, the non-pensionable cash allowance will be paid by no later than 20 September 2021.

It should be noted that the Department of Public Service and Administration is also still busy with the implementation of the non-pensionable cash allowance for part-time employees. This will be finalized as soon as possible.

The date for the implementation of the 1.5% pensionable increase which was also provided for in the Resolution 1 of 2021, will be announced soon. .

The Director-General wishes to thank public servants for the services that they continue to render and in making a difference in the lives of citizens, especially the poorest of the poor, in the middle of Covid-19 pandemic.

For Media Enquiries Contact: DPSA Director Communications: Mr Moses Mushi, on 082 972 6595/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Issued by the Department for Public Service and Administration
13 September 2021
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  pdf Please download Public Resolution 1 of 2021:   Salary Adjustment for Public Servants 2021 2022 (143 KB)

  • Government and the majority of trade unions reach an agreement on a salary adjustment for the public service.
  • The agreement results in a more than 11% increase for the lowest earning public servants.
  • Public servants to receive a cash allowance and a 1,5% salary adjustment.
  • This agreement has ultimately averted mass public wage strike action.

Government and the majority of trade unions party to the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) reached an agreement on the salary adjustment for the 2021/2022 financial year.

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The Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) congratulates the class of 2020 matric learners for their outstanding results by achieving a 76.2% pass rate in the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.

COVID19 has totally revolutionised the conventional way of teaching, forcing students, teachers and parents to adapt rapidly to the “new normal.” This triggered 2020 to be a period whereby elements of depression, anxiety, panic and uncertainty crept in. Whist taking all of these challenges into consideration, we were able to overcome and produce excellent results. Our students have really done well, they have burned the midnight oil, studied smart and made us proud.

The PSCBC is grateful to our hardworking and dedicated teachers for their sterling work and the time invested to prepare our learners for their examinations. We further commend our teachers for being true nation builders and being the vehicle to catapult our pupils to adapt and thrive during turbulent times. 

The Council also acknowledges the role played by parents in preparing their children for the taxing examinations. To those learners who did not achieve a pass mark, we urge you to not despair and try again, failure is after all the key to success and you will emerge much stronger by trying again. The PSCBC wishes the class of 2020 well in all of their future ventures. May you progress and take our beautiful Country forward.

We wish the class of 2021 all of the best, the road ahead is not an easy one to travel. Please observe all COVID19 protocols and be safe.

Good luck and God Bless!!!

The Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) would like to congratulate Mr Musa Mabesa on his appoint as the new Principal Executive Officer (PEO) of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF). Mr Mabesa was the head of Corporate Services at the GEPF before he was appointed as the acting PEO.

The PSCBC would like to wish Mr Mabesa all of the best in his new position and we believe that he will steer the GEPF to greater heights. The PSCBC congratulates the GEPF on all its successes and achievements of being the Africa’s largest pension fund.

The PSCBC will continue to support the work done by the GEPF in Managing pensions and related benefits on behalf of all Public Servants.

Issued by PSCBC Media Section
27 October 2020

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