Joburg most productive municipality - survey

2011-12-07 21:56

Johannesburg - Johannesburg has the most productive municipality in South Africa, the city said on Wednesday.

Spokesperson Nthatisi Modingoane said this emerged in the Municipal Productivity Index survey conducted by Municipal IQ.

"The results reflect the gains the city is making in the provision of human and strategic infrastructure to facilitate development in its endeavours to build a resilient, liveable, sustainable urban environment underpinned by infrastructure supportive of a low-carbon economy."

The index analysed data to measure how productive the average South African municipality could be, he said.

It took into account the city's responses with regard to poverty, access to a minimum level of services, economic infrastructure used by residents, the quality of financial governance and staff vacancy rates.

"When all these factors are taken into consideration Johannesburg tops all the country's municipalities," said Modingoane.

  • trippygrape - 2011-12-07 22:12

    The Johannesburg municipality should consider doing stand-up comedy as this is the funniest #£%&?® that I've read all day!

  • George - 2011-12-07 22:16

    They actualy think that we are more stupid than they are. Think again vacum brain

  • Bloody-Agent - 2011-12-07 22:32

    What a JOKE!! I Live in Jozi, and want to move to Cape town because there is a much more productive municipal service! All that snuff must be going to their heads!

      Mike - 2011-12-08 07:53

      @Phuti: Time for you to go and do your homework! 1. What is the population of Cape Town? 2. What percentage of the population lives in informal settlements? 3. After being relocated to other areas with at least facilities, they opt to return at night and re-erect their dwellings. 4. What ethnity are these people? 5. Why do they choose to live like that? Now do the same excercise for Johannesburg area (include Soweto, Diepsloot, Honeydew, Alexandra, etc.) Maybe next time increase your radius for observation and get the true facts before you comment?

  • Mark - 2011-12-07 22:37

    Municipal IQ. Is that not a contradiction in terms?

  • Mike - 2011-12-08 07:44

    "..... the city said." And I am the most handsome man in the world!?

  • margaret.mead1 - 2011-12-08 09:33

    My Lord. If Joburg's the best, I fear for the people who live in the worst municipality! My experience of the health system here in Joburg in the past couple of weeks has been diabolical! It's a long story, but I have had a chance to experience it first hand. The Joburg Gen (Charlotte Maxeke) turning away my son in terrible pain in an ambulance, at about 2.30 p.m. saying they were 'closed'!! Dear Lord help us.

  • Jacques - 2011-12-08 09:34

    I am sure JHB Residents who are struggling with their accounts do not take this survey seriously. The City of JHB would have to prove to us that they are the most productive municipality on ALL levels. They need to be transparent i order for citizens top see what they are up to. Citizens can use a platform like to demand transparency and hold them accountable.

  • TSR01 - 2011-12-08 09:36

    "The results reflect the gains the city is making in [insert quotation of 'WHAT YOU ARE MEANT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE IN GOVERNMENT']" - it looks like they just quoted a mandate and pretend they're doing their jobs. The ANC react to work like (fat)cats react to water - they HATE IT. What about the alleged R13bn deficit lurking behind closed doors in Joburg's city council? ( - deny it and try cover it up by pretending to be the best city? Rubbish. Really.

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