STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT OF NAPTOSA ON THE ELECTION OF MR CYRIL RAMAPHOSA AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
The President of NAPTOSA, Mr Nkosiphendule Ntantala, on behalf of NAPTOSA, congratulates Mr Cyril Ramaphosa on his election as President of the Republic of South Africa.
NAPTOSA is relieved that our country has now finally put the past months of uncertainty and destabilization behind us, said Mr Ntantala. We believe, as many others in South Africa do today, that we are entering a new era of hope and optimism, he said. We are, however, not naïve to think that the road ahead will be without some major challenges.
We wish Mr Ramaphosa strength and wisdom in leading our country into a new future. We trust that he will establish a culture of integrity and good governance where corruption, that has dogged our country for so long, will find no place. May we enter into a period of sustained economic growth, leading to job creation by which especially our youth will benefit, said Mr Ntantala.
As an education trade union, NAPTOSA expects Mr Ramaphosa and his new government to continue the prioritization of education and to ensure that it becomes more effective. As always, the government can be assured of the commitment of the members of NAPTOSA to quality education and professionalism in the execution of their duties, said Mr Ntantala.
“May God protect and guide you, Mr President.
Adjustment of the medical subsidies for employees on GEMS
The Minister for the Public Service and Administration has in terms of section 3(5)(a) and 5(6)(b) respectively of the Public Service Act, 1994, as amended, determined that the employer subsidy for employees on GEMS be adjusted as below with effect from 1 January 2018.
||1 January 2017 Monthly Subsidy
||1 January 2018 Monthly Subsidy
|Single principal Member
|Principal Member with one dependent
|Principal Member with two dependents
|Principal Member with three dependents
|Principal Member with four dependents
Medical Assistance payable to former employees belonging to a registered medical scheme on 1 January 2018
||Maximum Monthly Subsidy
||Maximum Monthly Subsidy for Sapphire option Levels 1-5
|Principal Members without dependent
||R1198-00 or limited to Sapphire contribution of a single member
|Member Plus Dependent/s
||R2397-00 or limited to Sapphire contribution of member plus 1 dependent/s