MPs fume over ‘looting scheme’ in parliament
Demanding answers, they claimed the salary differed from the R2,604,661 annual package that was advertised. According to the Sunday Times, George earns a whopping R4.4m. National Assembly speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and NCOP chair Amos Masondo hiked George’s salary by R1.8m.
Recommendations contained in the 2023/24 First Quarter Report; 2022/23 Annual Report; draft 2024/25 Annual Performance Plan and 2022/23 Annual Report of Parliamentary Budget Office were tabled in parliament.
The recommendations include that: vacancies be filled with speed; broadcasting of parliamentary proceedings be accessible to all South Africans, not just on paid TV channels; and MPs must go to communities and not just work behind computers.
The restoration and reconstruction of parliament was also a hot topic, with MPs sharing passionate views about the speed of rebuilding parliament.