Finance minister Tito Mboweni gave little indication of how the supplementary budget will affect the public wage bill,except for saying nearly half of all consolidated revenue will go towards the compensation of workers.

“We value the important work public servants do. [Public service and administration] minister Senzo Mchunu is negotiating with our partners in the labour movement to find a balanced solution that sets compensation at an appropriate, affordable and fair level,” he said...

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