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joburgcityANA reports that mayor Herman Mashaba said on Sunday that the City of Johannesburg was finalising the insourcing of remaining outsourced security guards and cleaning services staff in line with its May 2017 commitment to insource those services.  

In 2018, 2,800 security guards at various city departments were insourced.  In this process the city was able to increase their take-home pay by a minimum of 50%, while offering them employee benefits, stable employment, and containing the city’s escalating security costs, Mashaba indicated in a statement.  "I am pleased to announce that the City of Johannesburg is poised to deliver appointment letters to the remaining security guards employed at the time of the announcement in May 2017, to be insourced effectively on 1 July 2019," he stated.  Through engagements with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), the programme had been successful in "moving the profit margins previously enjoyed by politically connected security companies and using this to insource security personnel", the mayor said.  The city is similarly concluding its assessment of cleaning services and is readying itself to proceed on the insourcing of cleaners.  The objective is to see cleaning services insourced effectively on 1 July 2019, with the families of around 1,500 cleaners to benefit from this program.

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