Notes to the Group financial statements

for the year ended 30 June

  R million   2014   2013  
3.   EMPLOYEE COSTS      
  Salaries, wages, bonuses and other benefits   (2 114)  (2 032) 
  Pension costs – defined contribution plans   (194)  (173) 
                         – defined benefit plans surplus recognition (refer to note 15 (2)  (3) 
  Other benefits – long service award (refer to note 22 (2)  1  
                         – post retirement (refer to note 22 (14)  (13) 
                         – farewell gifts (refer to note 22 –   (6) 
  Employee share based payments (refer to note 32 (53)  (46) 
  Restructure costs (refer to note 24 (165)  –  
    (2 544)  (2 272) 
  Number of employees at the end of the year   11 003   11 521  
  Permanent core employees   8 808   9 450  
  Permanent scheduled employees   1 609   1 599  
  Temporary employees   586   472