The State as Employer announced in the PSCBC yesterday that the projected CPI for the 2019/ 2020 financial year, on which the salary adjustment for public servants, with effect from 1 April 2019, will be based, is 5,2%.

This means that in terms of PSCBC Resolution 1 of 2018 the adjustments on 1 April 2019 will be as follows:

  • Salary levels 1 -7 (Educator notches 1 – 98) = 6,2% (Projected CPI + 1%)
  • Salary levels 8 – 10 (Educator notches 99 – 159) = 5,7% (Projected CPI + 0,5%)
  • Salary levels 11-12 ( Educator notches 160 – 221) = 5,2% (Projected CPI)

Following the increase in the pay progression percentage from 1% to 1,3% on 1 July 2019, the Department of Basic Education has not officially released new salary notches for educators. We therefore await the Minister of Basic Education’s publication in the Government Gazette of the salary notches for educators with effect from 1 April 2019.

Members can in the meantime work out their new salary notches by merely taking their current salary notch (as reflected on their salary advice) and adding the corresponding percentage applicable to them, indicated above. The official notch will in all likelihood be slightly different due to the fact that it is programmatically determined, but the difference will be very small (a few Rands).

Members are reminded that from 1 July 2019 pay progression for educators will be 1,5% when the current 1,3% will be increased by a further 0,2% as per PSCBC Resolution 1 of 2018.