Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS)

The adjustment of medical subsidy for employees on the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) will be implemented next month, March.

In a circular issued to all Heads national departments and Provincial Administrations, DPSA Director-General Ms Yoliswa Makhasi said the adjustment will be backed dated to January 1, 2024.

The adjustment of the employer subsidy is described in the table below:

Member Profile


1 January 2023 Monthly Employer Subsidy 1 January 2024 Monthly Employer Subsidy

Single Principal Member

R1701.00 R1 810.00

Principal Member with one dependent

R3402.00 R3 620.00

Principal Member with two dependents

R4 442.00 R4 726.00

Principal Member with three dependents

R5 482.00 R5 832.00

Principal Member with four dependents

R 6 522.00 R6 938.00

To the public servants, Ms Makhasi said: “the DPSA wishes to apologise for the inconvenience caused.”