25 August 2015 - NW2821
Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
(1) Whether any municipal managers are remunerated in excess of the Upper Limit of Total Remuneration Package Payable to Municipal Managers and Managers Directly Accountable to Municipal Managers; if so, what is the (a) name, (b) qualification(s) and (c) municipality of the relevant municipal manager in each case; (2) Whether a waiver was (a) requested and (b) granted by him in each case; (3) What is the (a) remuneration amount and (b) amount in excess of the upper limit in each case; and (4) Whether any action has been taken to address the amounts paid to municipal managers remunerated in excess of the Upper Limit of Total Remuneration Package Payable to Municipal Managers and Managers Directly Accountable to Municipal Managers; if not, why not; if so, what steps have been taken in this regard? NW3294E
- The first Notice on the total remuneration packages payable to municipal managers was issued on 29 March 2014, with the express provision that it becomes applicable from 1 July 2014. According to transitional measures contained in Item 11 of the Notice, the Notice does not apply to serving municipal managers whose contracts were concluded before the commencement of the Notice (i.e. 1 July 2014); meaning that such senior manager remuneration will continue to be governed in terms of their employment contracts until the contracts have lapsed or terminated.
- (a) A total of twenty (20) applications to waive the provisions of the Notice were received by the Minister.
(b) No application of waiver was granted by the Minister.
3. No waiver was granted.
4. Please refer to the response on (3) above.