Just this week the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers recommended that all public office bearers and members of parliament receive a 5.5% across the board salary increase in the 2012/13 financial year.
For councillors this means their current total salary package of R380 000 could increase to R410 000, or R34 000 per month. The numbers involved are staggering. South Africa has around 4200 councillors. So we in SA pay R143.5 million per month for the pleasure of having councillors. That is R1.722 billion per year. Is it worth it?
You pay rates and taxes. Do you think the money you pay to your government and your municipality is invested well? You elected your councillor in May 2011 to represent you and the monies you contribute to our society. Do you think your councillor is doing a good job of representing you? Is your councillor earning that R34 000 per month?
On Mobilitate we are now giving every citizen the opportunity to tell us whether they think their councillors deserve to be paid more than R400 000 per year.
Are they doing the type of work that justifies their salaries? Or perhaps you think they are underpaid and not appreciated enough?
Find your councillor HERE and start rating.
Tell us what you think of your councillor and stand a chance to win R5000 in prizes in our draw on 31 August 2012. We want to have as many opinions as possible, so please get rating and tell others too!
By rating your councillor you automatically qualify for our competition. The winner will walk away with R3000, the runner up will receive R1500 and for the second runner up there is R500 up for grabs.
Is your councillor a valued leader in your community or a waste of your money? Get rating now!
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