While the Democratic Alliance mulls over the appointment of city managers in the Tshwane and Johannesburg metros, new Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga has promised a review of the municipal manager’s salary package, which currently sits at more than R3-million a year.
But the DA has quashed allegations of ANC-style cadre deployment tactics or that DA membership is a prerequisite for landing a top job.
Gauteng DA leader John Moodey told the Mail & Guardian that the usual recruitment processes will be followed – but candidates who understand and agree with the DA’s philosophy stand a better chance of getting shortlisted.
“Part of the question will be to ascertain whether applicants shortlisted have an idea of what the DA philosophy and vision is for the way forward. We will test whether such individuals are compatible with the strategy, moving forward.