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Minimum Stipends and Travel Allowances

The Committee agreed to propose the following as minimum Stipends for 2016:

Zambia
Travel Allowance: ZK 275
Pulpit Supply: ZK 275
0 – 5 years ZK 2 915
6 – 15 years ZK 3 150
16 – 25 years ZK 3 400
26 – 35 years ZK 3 670
35 years + ZK 3 965

Zimbabwe
Travel Allowance: US$ 150
Pulpit Supply: US$ 50
0 – 5 years US$ 840
6 – 15 years US$ 907
16 – 25 years US$ 980
26 – 35 years US$ 1 060
35 years + US$ 1 140

South Africa
Travel Allowance: R 5 500
Pulpit Supply: R 500
0 – 5 years R 7 000
6 – 15 years R 7 565
16 – 25 years R 8 170
26 – 35 years R 8 903
35 years + R 9 760

You are requested to remind congregations within your bounds that above amounts are minima and that you as a Presbytery are encouraged to set your own minima which should be the same as, or above those of the Assembly. Congregations may not pay Stipends below these minima and are encouraged to pay more, as they are able to do so.

PREVIOUS AMOUNTS WERE:

MINIMUM STIPENDS AND TRAVEL ALLOWANCES
The General Assembly set the following scales of minimum stipends for South African congregation:
2014            2015
0 – 5 years           R6 148             R6 516
6 – 15 years         R6 589            R6 984
16 – 25 years        R7 238            R7 672
26 – 35 years        R8 399            R8 903
over 35 years        R9 208            R9 760
It was further agreed that the travel allowance for 2015 should be increased to R5227 per month for ministers working in South African congregations (R4 840 in 2014) and that the pulpit fee should be R480 per service in 2015 (R450 in 2014).
The minimum stipends for Zimbabwean congregations stand as follows (per month):
2014            2015
0 – 5 years             US$ 792        US$ 800
6 – 15 years           US$ 861        US$ 870
16 – 25 years         US$ 899        US$ 910
26 – 35 years         US$ 931        US$ 940
over 35 years         US$ 963        US$ 970
The travel allowance will stay the same at US$150, and Pulpit Supply will stay at US$45

The minimum stipends for Zambia
Minimum stipend: increase from ZK2500 (2014) to ZK2750 (2015)
Minimum Travel: stays at ZK250
Pulpit supply: stays at ZK250