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…Read More
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.
We aim to grow the City’s economy by a minimum of 5%.
Every employee must hold their position because of what they know, not who they know.
Former Gauteng HAWKS Head, Shadrack Sibiya will lead our new internal investigations unit, to combat public enemy number one.
A list of all semi-completed housing units within the City will be produced so that our people can have houses to live in.
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-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.
We have launched a pilot project for a clinic to operate for extended hours. Monday to Friday: 7am - 10pm, Saturdays: 7am - 1pm.
We will bring world-class investment and development to the Inner City.
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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…Read More
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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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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….Read More
On Monday, 26 February 2018, Mayor Herman Mashaba opened the first ever Community Based Substance Abuse Treatment Centre in Tladi, Soweto as part of the City’s war against substance abuse. Mayor Mashaba, who was accompanied by members of his executive, told the residents of Soweto that there should be no place for drug peddlers in…Read More
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