How much do Umvoti councillors earn?

2016-08-31 06:00

NOW that the months of the build-up to the local government elections has passed, 27 councillors will be sitting in Umvoti Council Chamber to look after the interests of all Umvoti residents.

How much are they paid for this responsible and far-reaching task to ensure a viable, positive economic future for all communities.

The Government Gazette 21 December, 2015 published the upper limits of remuneration in respect of appointed councillors, which were accepted by Umvoti Council at its December meeting.
Umvoti Municipality, based on income and population, qualifies as a Grade 3 municipality with the following remunerations:

Mayor: Councillor Thami Ngubane: R758 912 per annum. Speaker: Councillor Wilson Khoza. Deputy mayor Councillor Masikane: R696 419 per annum.

The three positions are entitled to a municipal vehicle with no limitation on usage, out of pocket expenses, R1 739 a month, cellphone allowance, etc. In addition the mayor is entitled to private study courses, a municipal house and furniture, etc.

Exco members are paid R314 168 per annum.
The balance of councillors, not included above, and who are part-time - not full-time - are paid R228 481 per annum plus a cellphone allowance of R1 730 per month.

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