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    So today I was asked how much we were paid in the SADF in the 80's..

    I cannot remember, but even with danger pay it was minimal.

    Who remembers, rank and pay + danger pay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewLandy View Post
    So today I was asked how much we were paid in the SADF in the 80's..

    I cannot remember, but even with danger pay it was minimal.

    Who remembers, rank and pay + danger pay?
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    Try the seventies
    about a rand a day, 5 rand danger pay.
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    I was last national service 1993 and we were on R324 pm at the end as normal troep.
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    After a big increase we thought we were rich at R 119 a month.

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    I remember R272 pm in 1988/9.
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    88 = L/Corp = R244/month
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    I cannot remember the exact amounts but I think it was about R120 pm in 1985 with danger pay something in the lines of R1 per day?

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    Super salary of R120.00 pm as a Sargent Tuffie in SAP in 1972

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    R6,93pd in '79/80 as an Ensign (one pipper) graduate in SAN. That was up from R2,51pd in the same rank in my first year of service.

    But a return flight home from CT to Durban for a weekend pass was only R180. And it was perfectly safe to catch the last train of the evening from CT to Simonstown.

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    69 50c per day when you get military drivers licens extra 10c. Lance corporal extra 10c full corp. extra 10c. Full corp. with licence 80c a day. Got danger pay for 3 months total R120.
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    83, 2pip luitenant, approx R650pm, deducted R30 for officers mess fees.

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    93 cents/day in early 1977 as a troep
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    I was in SAP in 1986, my pay was R750.
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    1987 @ >R200.00

    And @ 20 cents for a Brannas and coke in the NCOs mess
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    1987 @ >R200.00

    And @ 20 cents for a Brannas and coke in the NCOs mess
    Alcohol was not available in the mess but in the bar

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    R1,03 per day as a private in 1978

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    1981 2Lt = R10-02 pd and danger pay was an extra R5-00 pd

    Packet if 20 smokes, beer, tot and/or mix was 40c each.

    Return flight between Jhb and Cape Town was R210 and later went up to R240.

    I was one of the lucky ones who also had a job in civvy street. They deducted my army pay from my salary and payed the balance (R27-50) into my bank as well !

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    July 1979.Permanent Force Navy as a Seaman the pay was R199 before deductions.Handed over in a brown envelope.
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    So the obvious question should be "How does it compare to the current NDF salaries?"

    Who were or are better off ?
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