The City of Tshwane administrators, who were appointed by the Gauteng provincial government in March after the metro was left leaderless because of political infighting, have bowed to pressure from workers to increase their salaries by 6.25%.

Implementing the 6.25% wage deal increases the city’s wage bill by R45m every month, said head administrator Mpho Nawa. He said the wage increase, which forms part of the last leg of a three-year wage agreement signed at the SA Local Government Bargaining Council in 2018, will be paid to workers from Friday. The wage increase was due to be implemented on July 1, according to the agreement...

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