Municipal managers 'earn more than Zuma'

2013-05-16 09:06


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East London - There is no regulation in place for municipal managers' salaries, with some earning more than President Jacob Zuma, the Daily Dispatch reported on Thursday.

Eastern Cape local government department superintendent general Stanley Khanyile reportedly said processes were under way to regulate the upper limits paid to top administrators.

"Legally, there is no ceiling at the moment. What we are doing nationally is developing and finalising regulations in this regard," the newspaper quoted Khanyile as telling a portfolio committee meeting in the Bhisho legislature, in the Eastern Cape, this week.

"For the first time, we will have a ceiling. In fact, the minister will categorise the municipalities and then set the limits."

At the moment, government's hands were tied, he said. This meant individual municipalities decided salaries.

For example, Nelson Mandela Bay metro's latest municipal manager Lindiwe Msengana-Ndlela was recently contracted with a salary package of more than R2.3m a year - R300 000 more than Zuma's salary, he said.



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