Tshwane head earns more than Zuma

2011-07-29 10:29
Pretoria - The new municipal manager of the Tshwane metro will earn more than any minister and possibly even more than President Jacob Zuma.

An annual remuneration package of “between R2.1 and R2.7m” was approved for Jason Ngobeni, 42, the newly appointed city manager, at a council meeting on Thursday.

Zuma will earn R2.4m in the current financial year and ministers just under R2m.

There was no resistance to his appointment and salary package from the opposition, after the DA walked out of the meeting.

Ngobeni was previously the City of Johannesburg's executive director of economic development. He will replace Kiba Kekana, who left with a golden handshake of just over R2.3m in November last year, without allegations of mismanagement being tested against him.

Market-related

A confidential report from the municipality indicated that the current approved salary structure made provision for a maximum package of just R1.3m.

Ngobeni could possibly earn twice as much as Kekana. The package plus allowances for Kgosientso Ramokgopa, Tshwane’s executive mayor, runs to about R1m. The document stated that Ngobeni had the huge task of running the bigger, new Tshwane.

The Metsweding district municipality, which includes the No-keng tsa Taemane (Cullinan, Rayton and surrounding region) municipality and and Kungwini (Bronkhorstspruit and surrounds), was added to Tshwane after the municipal election.

“It is important that a market-related packaged be offered to the candidate (Ngobeni) to attract and keep him,” stated the document.

It was motivated that Tshwane had no choice but to make Ngobeni a better offer than his current package of about R1.6m.

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