• Minister’s can earn anywhere between the high thousands and lower or mid million rands.
• This might be the same for the Minister of Education, Angie Motshekga but we are yet to find out.
• We will also compare the Minister’s yearly salary to her employees which are teachers at public schools.
Angie Motshekga is the Minister of Education in South Africa and she has been in this position for over 21 years as of this year. Her role as the Minister of Education has however been very much questionable over the years as some ungovernable things have happened while she has been the Minister of Education.
These ungovernable things include stuff like school books being thrown away and not delivered to the schools that they should have been delivered to, Grade 12 Final Exams papers being leaked, children having to go to school during a panic etc. Even though all these things happened, Angie Motshekga is still the Minister of Education and this seems like it won’t change anytime soon.
As a Minister, Angie Motshekga is definitely earning the big bucks as her salary is in the high millions of Rands. According to certain reports, Angie Motshekga is apparently earning $2.3 Million US Dollars per year which is approximately R34.5 Million per year.
With this kind of salary per year, Angie Motshekga is therefore able to afford her family the best of the good life. This includes buying some of the most expensive clothes, cars, food; travelling overseas and also attending some of the best schools in South Africa or even the world at large.
However, how much she gets per year compared to how much teachers in South Africa get per year is very sad. Teachers in South Africa help sculpture people’s children to become anything that they wish to become in life but, how much they get for doing this is honestly not enough.
According to certain reports, teachers apparently get around R35 000 per month which is R400 000 in a year. Entry level teachers get around R168 000 in a year while experienced ones get R800 000 in a year.
This is not to say that Angie Motshekga doesn’t do the job that enables her to get the kind of money that she does but, it most certainly doesn’t mean that teachers must earn peanuts while their job is so much critical in our lives. Things are even more sad for teachers because people who now want to study for profession of teaching will no longer be funded by NSFAS.