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Joburg City offers free basic services for vulnerable citizens and poor residents

JOHANNESBURG, November 9 – The City of Johannesburg on Friday said they would offer Free Basic Services (FBS) under the Expanded Social Package (ESP) programme to vulnerable individuals to ensure accessibility to services. The City said that because of the high-level unemployment, there were households that could not afford to pay for municipal services. The […]

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City cancels Joburg Carnival 2018 due to financial constraints

JOHANNESBURG, November 5 – The City of Johannesburg said on Monday that it has cancelled plans for its annual New Year’s Day celebrations, the Joburg Carnival, for 2018 due to financial constraints. Hosted by City of Johannesburg Arts, Culture and Heritage Services and the Carnival Consortium, the carnival sees thousands of from community-based troupes and cultures taking part […]

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City of Johannesburg urges poor residents of Slovo Park to register for free electricity

JOHANNESBURG, July 10 – The City of Johannesburg on Tuesday urged poor residents of Slovo Park, Soweto, to register for free electricity. Speaking at a ceremony to “switch on the lights” at the house of resident, Mary Melane, Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba said the move was part of their pro-poor agenda to uplift those communities that […]

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Johannesburg ranked most visited city in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, October 10 – South Africa’s most-populated city, Johannesburg, has emerged as the most popular destination city in Africa in 2016 followed by Cape Town, according to the annual Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index released on Tuesday. The Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index showed that Johannesburg welcomed 4.57 million international overnight visitors in 2016, a […]