Public broadcaster the SABC paid its staff an average annual salary of R586,370 for the 2014/15 financial year, despite incurring a loss of R395 million.
The SABC said total revenue amounted to R7.487 billion, which represents a 4% year on year growth, mainly attributed to a 7% increase in advertising revenue, which was R5.545 billion.
The collection of TV licence fees amounted to R913 million, which is a 2% decrease from the previous financial year.
According to its financial report, R54.5 million was shared among non-executive directors, executive directors, and senior management of the company, with only 17 members out of a total 40 serving for a full 12 months.
Among its executive directors, the following salaries were received:
|Name||Position||Basic salary||Total salary|
|L Mokhobo*||Group CEO||
|G Duda||CFO||R1.999 m||R2.989 m|
|G Motsoeneng||Acting COO||R1.67 m||R2.872 m|
|C Olivier||Acting COO||R1.162 m||R1.758 m|
*Mokhobo stepped down in 2014.
The SABC has come under fire recently after its COO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, had his salary increased to R3.7 million, from R2.872 million before, making him better paid than the president, Jacob Zuma.
In a recent interview with Talk702, Motsoeneng was asked why the SABC made a loss. He said that the SABC is run by people working very hard to raise funds to get revenue, not tax payers money.
“We are not in the business of profit,” he said.
The SABC said that total personnel expenditure amounted to R7.94 billion, with its 3,875 employees compensation and benefits expenditure reaching R2.27 billion.
Permanent employee compensation and benefits expenditure as % of Total Expenditure was 28.6%, with the average employee compensation and benefits expenditure per employee at R586,370.
The average top management position received a salary of R.2 67 million, senior management: R1.6 million, supervisory levels, which made up as many 2,100 people, R485,830, and the ‘rest of staff’ earned an average of R336,530.
Break down on staff pay (including compensation and benefits) by division
|Division||Total Expenditure (R’000)||Permanent Employee Expenditure (R’000)||Permanent Employee Expenditure as % of Total||No. of Employees||Average Employee Expenditure per employee|
|Commercial Enterprises||364 361||217 184||59.6%||323||672 400|
|Group Services||657 972||349 474||53.1%||542||644 790|
|News||962 390||605 633||62.9%||1 059||571 890|
|Provincial Operations||209 008||103 875||49.7%||184||564 540|
|Radio||1 029 955||225 207||21.9%||375||600 550|
|SABC Sport||797 234||39 747||5.0%||59||673 680|
|Technology||1 065 130||542 603||50.9%||1 010||537 230|
|Television||2 855 862||188 462||6.6%||323||583 470|
|Grand Total||7 941 912||2 272 185||28.6%||3 875||586 370|
Break down of staff (including compensation and benefits) by level
|Level||Permanent Employee Expenditure (R’000)||Permanent Employee Expenditure as % of Total||No. of Employees||Average Employee Expenditure per employee|
|Top Management||37 394||1.6%||14||2 671 000|
|Senior Management||109 468||4.8%||69||1 586 490|
|Middle Management||452 282||19.9%||489||924 910|
|Junior Management||459 975||20.2%||630||730 120|
|Supervisory Levels||1 020 234||44.9%||2 100||485 830|
|Rest of Staff||192 832||8.5%||573||336 530|
|Grand Total||2 272 185||100.0%||3 875||586 370|