The City of Johannesburg says it will soon employ 4‚000 contract security workers.Until now, the city has outsourced its security services through more than 150 contracts with service providers.Mayor Herman Mashaba said: "The city has paid‚ on average‚ R14,000 per security guard‚ while the guards themselves received as little as R4‚500 as a salary per month. "Our approach in this matter was to find a means of offering these contract workers the dignity of fair pay‚ stable employment and benefits available to employees of the city."Mashaba said the city was engaged in ensuring the smooth integration of these security personnel while guaranteeing the operation’s financial sustainability."Due to the complexities of local government regulations‚ cases of corruption‚ contractual commitments and legal considerations‚ the time taken to implement this process has been considerable‚" Mashaba saidThe city has brought in outside expertise to assist with the finalisation of the insourcing proje...

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