The lowest-paid member of SA’s parliament earns the princely sum of R1.13m a year. That person also enjoys free housing in Cape Town, 88 journeys a year to the city, free travel to and from airports, relocation allowances, free travel for dependants, a cellphone, tablet and laptop, and free transport from their home to parliament.

The highest-paid MPs are the speaker of the National Assembly and the chair of the National Council of Provinces. They each earn R2.82m a year...

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