No pay for workers for 4 months, says bankrupt Eastern Cape municipality

TheChamp

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Wait so I am thinking to myself, a monthly salary bill of R65000000 / 1670 employees and traditional leaders = R38922 if everyone was paid the same. My word no wonder they ran out of money! Never mind their collection issues...
How much did you expect?
 

Vrotappel

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That 25% collection rate wasn't a problem when uBaba was still running the place, I smell a Frog here.
It takes a while to run out of other people's money. Decolonization is a process not an event.

EWC and NHI will help it along.
 

schumi

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Broke Amathole municipality says it will be able to pay salaries after all

The Amathole District Municipality has made a U-turn on its decision to freeze salary payments to its employees.

Last week, news emerged that the municipality would not be able to pay salaries to 1,670 councillors, traditional leaders and staff for four months, beginning in February, because of strained financial resources.

But on Monday, municipal manager Thandekile Mnyimba issued a circular to staff, informing them about the reversal of the decision to halt their salary payments.

According to the circular, which TimesLIVE has confirmed as legitimate, the mayor led a municipal delegation that met provincial and national government representatives. Resolutions were agreed to on how to strengthen and implement a sustainable financial recovery plan, with workstreams aimed at turning the municipality around.

More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/so...ys-it-will-be-able-to-pay-salaries-after-all/
 

rietrot

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This is actually East London.
These irrelevant names that municipalities have is so stupid.

1670 councilors seems a bit excessive.
There's a population of just 900k.
That's a councilor for every 530 people.

I'm sure my suburb has a lot more people and 1 councilor.
 

TheChamp

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This is actually East London.
These irrelevant names that municipalities have is so stupid.

1670 councilors seems a bit excessive.
There's a population of just 900k.
That's a councilor for every 530 people.

I'm sure my suburb has a lot more people and 1 councilor.
1670 total staff complement of the municipality, that includes councillors.
 

Willem_Wikkelspies

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This is actually East London.
These irrelevant names that municipalities have is so stupid.

1670 councilors seems a bit excessive.
There's a population of just 900k.
That's a councilor for every 530 people.

I'm sure my suburb has a lot more people and 1 councilor.
You never ever see councillors working in this part of part of ANC etopia.
 
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