Vice-chancellors get ‘massive salaries’ in South Africa

The executives in charge of South African universities are rewarded with very large pay cheques, according to weekend newspaper, the Sunday Times. Many university vice-chancellors received salaries of over ZAR4 million (US$280,000) for 2017, writes Jamie McKane for My Broadband.

A large percentage of vice-chancellors are also rewarded with perks and bonuses in addition to their salaries, resulting in large payouts. According to the report, the salaries and bonuses paid to university executives have sparked calls for a probe by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Former Durban University of Technology council chairperson Jairam Reddy said the government should ask university councils to regulate the salaries of vice-chancellors. “If they fail to bring about regulation themselves, then the government may have to intervene because bridging the inequality gap in this country overrides everything else,” Reddy told the Sunday Times.
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