Saul increases the salaries of traditional leaders in the northern cape

The Northern Cape Provincial Government led by Premier, Dr Zamani Saul, yesterday hosted a Capacity Building Seminar for Traditional Leaders in Kuruman in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality. The Seminar is currently running on its second day under the theme “Capacity Building for Traditional Leaders, Headman and Head-Women. The Provincial government provides in an official statement that during their first session yesterday it was dealt with challenges and requests made to Provincial Government by the Provincial House of Traditional and Khoi-San Leaders and add that presentations made by the Department of Correctional Services highlighted the role and relationship the Department is looking to expand with Traditional Leaders while the Director in the department of Cooperative Governance Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs, Peter Toto, gave a status report on the state of traditional affairs within the province. The Premier Saul furthermore announced during the proceedings that as from the end of April 2024 that headmen and headwomen will receive a 100% salary increase from R10 000 to R20 000 and will receive this as a token of appreciation of the work that they do, and also serves as an incentive so that they can be better equipped to attend to the needs of the communities they serve.

Journalist: Mbali Masiza

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