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This DA-led coalition government is making great strides to bring better services to its most vulnerable residents. Money has been set aside and work has begun to bring water, electricity, sanitation and roads to 51 informal settlements over the next few years. 11 clinics will get extended hours so that residents can access healthcare in the evenings and on weekends. And the decision to fast-track the title deed delivery process is starting to pay off for the 3 900 residents who have been receiving ownership of a home that they can pass on to their children.

This is the City of Johannesburg’s vision for the term:


Every employee must adjust to the environment of a new coalition government.


The City must be responsive and focus on the most deprived.

Economic Growth

We aim to grow the City’s economy by a minimum of 5%.

Skills Audit

Every employee must hold their position because of what they know, not who they know.

Stop Corruption

Former Gauteng HAWKS Head, Shadrack Sibiya will lead our new internal investigations unit, to combat public enemy number one.

Housing Maintenance

A list of all semi-completed housing units within the City will be produced so that our people can have houses to live in.

Housing List

For the first time in Johannesburg’s history, a housing list has been completed. This list will be available in government offices and on the City’s website.

Title Deeds

Title-deed delivery must be fast-tracked. In 2013 not a single title deed was handed out. Within a week, we had 2000 ready for processing.

Clinic Project

We have launched a pilot project for a clinic to operate for extended hours. Monday to Friday: 7am - 10pm, Saturdays: 7am - 1pm.

Inner City Revitalisation

We will bring world-class investment and development to the Inner City.

City of Johannesburg's Success Stories

Meet the Mayor & Mayoral Committee Running City of Johannesburg Municipality

Herman Mashaba

Newly elected Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba was born on August 26 1959 in GaRamotse, Hammanskraal, Gauteng. He is the founder of cosmetics company, Black Like Me, and is a renowned businessman having worked his way up from near-poverty to hold high-ranking positions in the property and real estate; consumer goods; building, construction and engineering; and…

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News from City of Johannesburg

Diphetogo – Moving the City forward in the right direction

The following speech extract was delivered during the 2018 State of the City Address by Mayor Herman Mashaba during a sitting of Council. Today marks the second State of the City Address under the multi-party coalition government. One thing I can assure you, is that a coalition government takes NOTHING for granted. We wake up…

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Free bus travel for the elderly and disabled

The Johannesburg City Council has approved a motion allowing pensioners and the disabled to travel for free on buses during off-peak times. This was announced by council speaker Vasco da Gama on Monday. The motion was tabled by councillor Devanand Maharaj of the Congress of the People last week and received overwhelming support. Maharaj‚ the…

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New Opportunity Centres set to empower Johannesburg’s entrepreneurs and unemployed youth

On Wednesday, 14 March 2018, the City of Johannesburg’s Economic Development Department today officially launched the first of its planned 14 Opportunity Centre’s (OPC’s) at 88 Marshall Street. The City firmly believes that the development and support of SMMEs and entrepreneurs will play a huge role in achieving 5% economic growth by 2021 with sustainable…

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200 learners to benefit from CoJ Environmental Learnership

The City of Johannesburg is committed to South Africa’s National Skills Development Agenda by focusing on both internal and external talent development initiatives. Our commitment to skills development and the up-skilling of the unemployed is demonstrated through the provision of learnerships, internships and bursaries to youth from the Johannesburg community. We are committed to realising…

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6 hijacked properties handed back to owners

I am pleased to announce that six properties that were in the hands of hijackers have been handed back to their rightful owners.  This brings the total number of hijacked properties that have been handed back to their owners to 18. All these properties, which were previously hijacked, are situated in the South of Johannesburg….

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