**ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY DEC. 28** Monies are counted at a Stokvel meeting in Nhlazuka, South Africa, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008. The savings and loan club, known as stokvels, have worked fro generations in South African villages and townships. Neighbors gather, each contributes a small sum, and can draw loans from the pot, often kept in a members home instead of a bank, for necessities like school uniforms or emergencies like a doctors visit. (AP Photo/John Robinson)

The city managers of the Tshwane and Johannesburg metropolitan municipalities are the highest-paid government employees, the SABC has reported.

Reports on Sunday said that Tshwane city manager Jason Ngobeni and Johannesburg city manager Trevor Fowler would earn R3.25 million and R3.23m a year from July 1 after receiving increases of more than R500 000 each.

The two managers would reportedly earn 1 000 times more than the lowest-paid municipal worker, the broadcaster said.

The Tshwane metro received an unqualified audit for the 2010/2011 financial year. The auditor-general criticised the Johannesburg metro for its poor revenue management. – Sapa