“Communicare as an NGO is advocating affordable housing, yet the employees, CEO and board of directors are paying themselves market-related salaries. Because of this abuse of lining their own pockets at the expense and exploitation of the poor tenants, we are calling for a forensic and lifestyle audit on Communicare, the CEO, managers, board members and staff,” resident Neville Petersen said on Thursday.
Residents in Dunoon, Ruyterwacht and Kraaifontein took to the streets on Wednesday to vent their anger. “We are faced with rent increases as from July 1 which the majority of tenants can’t afford and your office has failed to assist us,” Petersen said.
Communicare’s financial statements in 2017 show the executive director’s salary of R1 253 210 with the non-executive directors earning from R67 607 to R270 427. Prescribed officers earn between R1 039 319 and R959 629.
“In the next 19 days we will stop renting from Communicare. We will only pay City of Cape Town water bills, electricity and rates like any other tenants. We will pay only an accurate water bill not an estimated water bill by Communicare administrators which they manipulate