September 2020
Salary Increase Trends Survey:

Our September 2020 Salary Increase Trends Survey report is now available for purchase. In these very challenging and uncertain times, important decisions are still needing to be made. We value your participation in this hugely topical, ongoing survey. Share your practices and find out what the market is doing.

Current, valid survey results are an invaluable tool when making important remuneration decisions during the course of the year.

Equal Pay legislation
Very importantly, the survey results can assist in ensuring that your organisation is in a position to comply with the legislation tabled in the Employment Equity Act, “Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value” which came into effect on 1 August 2014.

confidentiality promise

Our business rests on commitment to confidentiality of data. Thus under no circumstances would any individual information or any company-specific information be disclosed to any other participant.

Our business depends on our commitment to this promise.


This survey is very well supported and is representative of the South African market, as we have participants from across all industries and organisation sizes. The following 69 organisations’ data informed the results of the previous survey:


Maluti Bus Service

AECI Limited


African Unity


AGRISA Commodities (Pty) Ltd

Momentum Metropolitan Life Limited

Airbus Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd

Moonstone Information Refinery (Pty) Ltd

Arysta LifeScience SA (Pty) Ltd


Assupol Life

MTO Forestry (PTY)LTD

Avbob Mutual Assurance Society

National Energy Regulator

Barloworld Limited

ONOMO Hotels


Ovations Technologies (Pty) Ltd

Cape Grace Pty Ltd

PackSolve Group

Company 1

Penguin Random House

Deutscher Schulverein Kapstadt


Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency

PG Group

Endress and Hauser (Pty) Ltd

Pragma Holdings Pty Ltd

Energy Drive SA

Probe IMT

Eskom SOC Holdings Ltd



Radio Pulpit

Froneri South Africa

Road Accident Fund

Gammatec NDT Supplies SOC Limited

Royale Energy Pty Ltd



Hannover Reinsurance Group Africa


Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator


Hensoldt Optronics

Schnellecke Logistics

Hogan Lovells GBSC

South African Maritime Safety Authority

Icon Oncology Holdings

Swiss Re

Illovo Sugar

Thales South Africa

Integrated Processing Solutions

The Ethics Institute


The Small Enterprise Foundation

Ithala Development Finance Corporation Ltd

Truevo Technologies Ltd

JOJO Tanks


Kallos Global (Pty) Ltd.

Western Cape Blood Service

Kaufman Levin Associates Pty Ltd


Kelp Products International Pty Ltd

Wits Commercial Enterprise (Pty) Ltd

Lewis Group


Survey participants will receive a comprehensive report outlining the results of the survey:

  • Basis for determining the annual increases percentage
  • Inflation and economic indicators
  • Survey results:
    • annual Increases
    • Pay freezes
  • 21st Century’s predictions
  • Remuneration practices

The cost to participate and receive a report is (excluding VAT):

R 7 880.00

This report is FREE to current RewardOnline subscribers who complete the questionnaire

Survey Link

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If you would like any further information, please contact:

Head Office:
Johannesburg & Gauteng

Sma Maphanga
Client Executive

+27 11 447 0306

[email protected]

Cape Town, Western Cape & Northern Cape

Leanne Visser
Regional Manager, Western and Northern Cape region

+27 83 448 5904

[email protected]

Port Elizabeth & Eastern Cape
Durban & Kwazulu Natal

Penny Petrou
General Manager, Eastern Cape & KZN

+27 82 680 1454

[email protected]