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newsSowetanLive reports that it's back to paying employees with cheques for a Limpopo municipality on a mission to rid its payroll of ghost workers.  

The Greater Sekhukhune district municipality on Monday issued a circular informing all its employees that their January salaries would be paid by cheque.  Employees were requested to bring along their identity documents to collect their wages when they would be required to sign a register.  According to the circular issued by acting municipal manager Mpho Mofokeng, the decision was in accordance with a council resolution.  "Note that overtime, stand-by and travels will be paid through the normal electronic funds transfers.  Line managers and supervisors are also requested to ensure that all their subordinates are available to collect their cheques on the set dates and at designated stations by informing them accordingly," Mofokeng wrote.  However, municipal spokesperson Moloko Moloto said the resolution would now be effected from February and not January after it was amended.  Moloto added that council had resolved to conduct a skills audit to ensure that people occupied positions they were qualified for.  Last month the municipality commissioned forensic investigations into the theft of R12m of employees' compensation fund monies which were paid to a wrong banking account.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Peter Ramothwala at SowetanLive

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