I refer to RW Johnson’s letter, in which he asks why Business Day didn’t cover the recent pay hike for municipal workers as secured by the SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) (“Why the silence on municipal pay hike? (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/letters/2020-11-02-letter-why-the-silence-on-municipal-pay-hike/)”, November 2). I must say, the media's failure to cover this shocking development is indeed very concerning.

Equally concerning is the City of Cape Town’s generous awarding of expanded public works programme contracts without the contracts seemingly having any measurable performance agreement or job description. Many, earning between R120 and R180 a day, say they “don’t have much to do” and watch movies in bad weather...

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