Parliamentarians are entitled to a good salary and pension benefits, but luxuries have no place in the current economic climate, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Joburg's multi-party co-operation is not something that should be a source of trepidation, it should be celebrated. It is almost certain that the future of South African politics will be linked to coalition governments, writes Herman Mashaba.
One wonders what advantage leaders derive from invoking issues of identity and nationality in dealing with criminal elements, except to incite xenophobic and Afrophobic sentiments from innocent citizens, writes Zenzo Moyo.
How are we, as a City, supposed to effectively and accurately plan and budget, when we do not know who is even in our city, asks Herman Mashaba.
Motions of no confidence are a critical part of our democratic process. But like everything else in our democracy, motions can be abused for nefarious reasons, writes Herman Mashaba.
Nersa has criticised Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba for what it said was a "misleading and mischievous" statement about tariff hikes.
Imagine my reaction when, a non-entity by the name of Brett Herron, an unremarkable and failed politician aboard a floundering ship called the GOOD Party, had the gall to essentially accuse me of corruption, writes Herman Mashaba.
During your reply to the debate on the SONA on 14 February 2019, you announced the launch of a country wide clean-up campaign. Please do not reinvent Johannesburg's wheel, writes Herman Mashaba.
The proposed increases cannot be deemed to be reasonable, and should under no circumstances be approved by Nersa, writes Herman Mashaba.
Despite our many differences, I believe we are all committed to a shared value that Johannesburg and all other cities in our country should be in an impeccable state of cleanliness, writes Herman Mashaba.
Halfway through the current term, the greatest achievement in Tshwane and Joburg is the failure of the ANC to remove the DA mayors. Mashaba's biggest achievement is that he survived the attempts to remove him, writes Ralph Mathekga.
The City of Johannesburg needs a mayor who will not pay lip service when it comes to women empowerment, but provide a clear roadmap for ensuring that more women get opportunities in the City of Johannesburg, writes Loyiso Masuku.
Herman Mashaba has worked hard at crafting a narrative he knows many South Africans would agree with. He paints a story of corruption and capture yet does nothing to show proof for his claims, writes Geoff Makhubo.
The issue of undocumented persons is a pressing matter. We must be frank and honest with one another as is expected of people who hold the interests of South Africa close to heart, writes Herman Mashaba.
It is one of my greatest aspirations for the people of Johannesburg that the vast enterprising potential of black entrepreneurs and businesses can be unshackled, writes Herman Mashaba.
International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has accused the Democratic Alliance-run City of Joburg of leaking information to the media and "playing cheap politics" after a media report reveal she owed the municipality for services.
Eskom's request for a 15% tariff hike and the prospect of load shedding pose a massive challenge. How do we table a budget that is pro-poor while generating revenue to ensure investment in infrastructure, asks Herman Mashaba.
We suspect that deliberate acts of sabotage are taking place, and this is being investigated by City Power and security agencies alike, writes Nico de Jager.
Residents expect waste management service levels to be met and clean up campaigns that are mere public engagements cannot be a substitute for proper waste management, write Trish Hanekom and Washington Nyabeze.
Given its low municipal sustainability score, it is difficult to understand why Johannesburg doesn't rectify a financial inequity that could help fund a budget promoted as pro-poor, writes TJ Lindsay-White.
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