EmfuleniTimesLive reports that the acting municipal manager of Emfuleni, Yunus Chamda, has applied to the council to have the salary for his post cut.  

This week in Parliament, Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Des van Rooyen released details of the salaries earned by SA’s municipal managers.  It emerged that Chamda's salary rate was R2.4-million a year.  Chamda said on Wednesday he had been seconded to the post in May from Sedibeng, where he had been earning R1.4-million a year.  He voluntarily approached the remuneration commission last month in a bid to have his salary reduced.  "The limit to how low I could go was set by the next manager, who reports to me, and that is the COO, who earns R1.8-million.  The council will consider a recommendation for R1.9-million to be my salary while I am there," Chamda indicated.  He said he still believed this amount to be too high.

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