Nelson Mandela Bay metro’s monthly millions on overtime
In just one month, the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality paid out almost R50m in overtime claims and allowances.
An eye-watering R27m was signed off for overtime pay and a further R20.3m for allowances in April.
Almost R11m of the overtime expenditure went to safety and security employees, including metro police officers whose visibility — or lack thereof — after hours has been questioned by residents in recent months.
The metro is already saddled with an annual wage bill of R3.1bn, a significant portion of its R13bn total budget.
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