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6 things Thoko Didiza wants to do in Tshwane

2016-06-24 10:38

Pretoria - Life in the Tshwane metro will be more of the same should former minister and senior ANC leader Thoko Didiza become its mayor.

She is set to succeed Kgosientso "Sputla" Ramokgopa should the ANC manage to win a majority in the metro again.

- Elections Map: Previous Tshwane results

Speaking out for the first time since her nomination this week, Didiza said the ANC’s national executive committee remained the centre of policy, and she would execute the manifesto of the ANC and build on Ramokgopa’s work.

She mentioned a few highlights of the ANC’s plans for the city for the next five years:

1.     Build communities: ensure that we eradicate informal settlements around the metro and deal with student accommodation. Ramokgopa started a programme of building while communities weren't relocated, and will continue that.

2.     Expand bus services and improve and maintain roads: Will build on Areyeng buses, introduced last year, and ensure they cover the whole of Tshwane, with a focus on expanding this to Metsweding. Will improve and maintain road infrastructure.

3.     Water and sanitation: build reservoir to north of city, in Hammanskraal.

4.     Expand reach of wifi services throughout the city so that young people in particular can use these for education.

5.     Job creation: build on current youth programmes as well as expanded public works programme, which is labour-focused, in order to create employment. Unfortunately some people have been peddling lies to say this programme will fall away if Ramokgopa leaves.

6.     Education: Tshwane has three universities and many satellite campuses and she will work with the department of higher education to address any challenges around this.

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