SOUTH AFRICA: Crackdown on exorbitant v-c salaries

South Africa's Education Minister, Naledi Pandor, is to crack down on exorbitant salaries earned by vice-chancellors after they failed to regulate themselves. Pandor announced this to the Mail & Guardian after her department released a shocking breakdown of salaries earned by vice-chancellors at the country's 23 public universities, which totalled more than R40-million (US$4.1 million) last year.

Some under-performing institutions, which rely heavily on state subsidies, pay more than those that rely on external funding and are major research producers. Top of the pile is the Mangosuthu University of Technology's suspended vice-chancellor, Aaron Ndlovu, who received a R3,68-million package last year, making him South Africa's highest-paid civil servant. Pandor earns R1,6-million.
Full report on the Mail & Guardian site