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earningsNews24 reports that the amounts that some of South Africa's millionaire municipal managers earned in the 2014/15 financial year have been revealed in a parliamentary reply.  

Salaries range from a modest R598,031 per year by the Mutale municipal manager, to the eye-watering R3,076,954 million a year for Tshwane's municipal manager, according to the document detailing pay and perks for that year.  The information was contained in a reply on Tuesday to a question on the salaries of municipal officials submitted by the Democratic Alliance (DA).  The SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) expressed dismay at the high salaries.  It repeated earlier concerns that the amounts were out of proportion to the salaries of ordinary municipal employees.  “It is disgusting,” said Samwu spokesperson Papikie Mohale.  Samwu is campaigning for the managers’ salaries to be cut so municipalities could spend more money on services and increase general workers' salaries.  The money could also go towards boosting staff numbers.

  • Read this report by Jenni Evans in full at News24
  • See too, Number of shack dwellers on the rise in city with highest paid manager, at TimesLive

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