Municipal managers’ new salary structures have just come into force with the announcement that they will now “earn” R3.9 million a year.
The second in command then gets about R3 million a year.
In many cases, work is outsourced by several private companies, while officials do little work but still receive astronomical salaries.
The huge debt burden that is under the control of the municipal managers at the country’s municipalities is not taken into account when such undeserved increases are granted.
There is currently no municipality in the country that operates without a debt burden, and dozens are already technically bankrupt.
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