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joburgcityTimeslive reports that according to the City of Johannesburg, it will soon be in-sourcing 4‚000 contract security workers.  Currently‚ the City outsources its security services through over 150 contracts with service providers.  

Executive mayor Herman Mashaba said in a statement:  “The City has paid‚ on average‚ R14,000 per security guard‚ while the guards themselves received as little as R4‚500 as a salary per month.  Our approach in this matter was to find a means of offering these contract workers the dignity of fair pay‚ stable employment and benefits available to employees of the City.”  He added that the City was currently undergoing an extensive process of ensuring the smooth integration of these security personnel, while guaranteeing the financial sustainability of the entire operation.

  • Read this report by Nomahlubi Jordaan in full at Timeslive

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