Mashaba welcomes over 900 security guards as insourcing programme expands

- | 6 months ago

City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba and a number of his mayoral committee members are celebrating Workers’ Day by welcoming 939 security guards into the council's ranks.

Mashaba says over 3 700 security guards have been moved off the books of contractors and into the employment of the City since 2018. The mayor claims the guards were paid less than R4 000 a month, while the companies they worked for received around R12 000 per person contracted to council.

"Insourcing represents a departure from the past practices of the City of Johannesburg, which saw over R700m being paid annually to politically connected security companies," Mashaba said on Wednesday.

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