Chairperson, the Bill seeks to give effect to section 219 of the Constitution, which deals with the remuneration of public office bearers and which states that national legislation must establish frameworks for determining the salaries, allowances and benefits of judges, the Public Protector, the Auditor-General and members of any commission provided for in the Constitution, including the broadcasting authority, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, Icasa, referred to in section 192.
The Bill amends the relevant legislation to provide for a uniform procedure to be followed in respect of the determination of the remuneration, allowances and other terms and conditions of employment and service benefits. Thus, the Bill will also bring the salary determinations of the Public Protector, the Auditor-General, members of the SA Human Rights Commission and other commissions, as well as Icasa, under the ambit of the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers.
The committee received a briefing from the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development and adopted the Determination of Remuneration of Office Bearers of Independent Constitutional Institutions Laws Amendment Bill.
The committee recommends that the Council approve the Determination of Remuneration of Office Bearers of Independent Constitutional Institutions Laws Amendment Bill. I thank you.
Question put: That the Bill be agreed to.
Bill accordingly agreed to in accordance with section 75 of the Constitution.