Joburg mayor denies giving himself hefty pay rise

Joburg mayor denies giving himself hefty pay rise

Johannesburg Mayor Geoff Makhubo has denied reports that he will be giving himself an R106 000 pay rise.

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City of Joburg

In the city's proposed budget for 2020, Makhubo's annual salary is set at R1.45 million.


His spokesperson Mlimandlela Ndamase says public office bearers, including mayors, do not determine their salaries.


"This is based on a false statement made by the former Executive Mayor of the city and leader of the People’s Dialogue, Herman Mashaba.

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"Salaries and allowances of the mayor and all other political office bearers in Johannesburg and across all municipalities, provinces and national spheres are determined by the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers."


Ndamase says Makhubo has committed to donating any salary increase he might receive during the Covid-19 pandemic to the Solidarity Fund.


The draft budget will be presented to the city council on Thursday. 

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