Government & Municipal News
04 October 2019

Rustenburg – The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) is concerned with the reported failure by the Bojanala Platinum District Municipality (BPDM) to pay employees their salaries on time and has urged the North West provincial government to act quickly to restore their financial stability. 

On Wednesday 25 September, employees purportedly did not receive their salaries. 
In a letter dated that same day and signed by municipal manager Pogiso Shikwane, the municipality attributed its financial challenges to the non-payment of the equitable share. 

In an interview with Platinum Weekly, Cosatu provincial secretary in the North West, Kopano Konopi said the labour federation is worried with the impact this financial instability is having on employees.

“The municipality has been having financial challenges since July.”

According to the Democratic Alliance (DA), the municipality took out a R50 million loan after failing to pay employees their July salaries on time. 

The BPDM has reportedly failed to pay its employees their September salaries on time. 


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