City of Joburg insources 1600 security guards

2018-06-30 21:45
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba. (Picture: Jabu Kumalo)

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba. (Picture: Jabu Kumalo)

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The City of Johannesburg has completed the insourcing of the first 1600 of over 4000 contract security workers, it said on Saturday.

Their official duties will commence on Sunday, July 1.

"Previously, the City outsourced its security services through over 150 contracts with service providers paying on average R14 000 per security guard, while the guards themselves received as little as R4500 as a salary per month," the City said in a statement.

The next phase of insourcing is expected to be implemented over the coming weeks.

According to the City, the success of the project "signifies the good work we can achieve under the leadership of …mayor Herman Mashaba, and our coalition partners working with the EFF".

City Press last year reported that at the time, there were considerations to also insource catering and cleaning services and qualified professionals such as accountants.

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