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Mashaba launches project to rebuild Joburg’s derelict buildings for low-cost accommodation

JOHANNESBURG, August 14 – Johannesburg’s skyline is going to be characterized by cranes as the City turns into a construction site over the next decade. This as Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on Tuesday launched an inner city revitalization project, “Building New Jozi”, which will see City-owned properties converted into affordable, low-cost housing for residents, while others are […]

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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 mayor Mashaba suspends counsellor Phalatse over pro-Israel comments

JOHANNESBURG, June 12 – Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has suspended Democratic Alliance counsellor Mpho Phalatse, a member of Johannesburg’s mayoral committee (MMC), after she expressed solidarity for Israel on behalf of the city without consulting or approval from the party, federal leader of the DA’s student organisation Yusuf Cassim told the African News Agency on Tuesday. “I […]

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Johannesburg mayor says will go to court if home affairs proffers no solutions to illegal immigrants

JOHANNESBURG, March 1 – Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba said on Thursday he had rejected proposals by the home affairs department on how to tackle illegal immigration into the inner city because the department was attempting to shirk its legal responsibilities. Mashaba, a member of the opposition Democratic Alliance party which wrested control of the city […]

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Six nabbed during a crime prevention operation in Joburg

JOHANNESBURG, February 16 – At least six suspects who were wanted for various crimes were arrested during a crime prevention operation in three hijacked properties in Berea, Johannesburg. Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba said in a statement Friday that the suspects were identified through the morpho-touch fingerprint device. The operation was led by the City’s Group […]