City Of Johannesburg


Energy regulator says Mashaba statement on tariffs 'misleading'

2019-05-15 17:15

Nersa has criticised Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba for what it said was a "misleading and mischievous" statement about tariff hikes.

Retract and apologise or meet me in court, Brett!

2019-04-26 15:39

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.

Mr President, don't go reinventing Johannesburg's wheel

2019-02-18 10:44

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.

South Africans can't be forced to pay for corruption at Eskom

2019-01-28 11:35

The proposed increases cannot be deemed to be reasonable, and should under no circumstances be approved by Nersa, writes Herman Mashaba.

Open letter to Minister Derek Hanekom

2019-01-14 10:57

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.

Response to Ralph Mathekga: Coalitions exist through mutual commitment

2018-10-30 10:24

In reading Ralph Mathekga's latest column, it becomes painfully clear that the complexity of coalition government surpasses the analytical skills of some of our political commentators, writes Herman Mashaba.

2 events that signify real change in the City of Joburg

2018-07-05 08:56

The kind of change achieved in stories like Slovo Park and the Insourcing Program, is why he changed direction in his life, writes Herman Mashaba.

Joburg's plans to foster economic and racial integration

2018-04-23 08:00

The City of Johannesburg, like most of South Africa’s major cities, still carries the scars of apartheid-era spatial planning. But we have a plan to fix it, writes Herman Mashaba.

Joburg has a new approach to budgeting - how it will improve service delivery

2018-03-22 10:24

We will invest in a rollout of housing opportunities which will achieve a real impact in our housing backlog, rather than the traditional meagre rollout of 1000 units per year against a demand exceeding 300 000, writes Herman Mashaba.

 

The open opportunity that comes with clean government

2019-05-05 15:06

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.

Sisulu accuses City of Joburg of cheap politics over unpaid water and electricity bills

2019-04-21 17:40

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 poses greatest threat to change in Johannesburg

2019-02-25 08:52

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.

City Power working hard on stable power supply to all Joburg residents

2019-02-02 09:03

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.

In response to Herman Mashaba on Joburg's state of cleanliness

2019-01-20 07:00

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.

Joburg's wealthiest gifted billions at the expense of its poorest

2018-12-13 12:43

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.

None more blind than those who refuse to see

2018-10-22 14:10

Rather than assessing the success of a complex coalition arrangement between the DA and EFF in Johannesburg, Karima Brown flippantly reads out a message deducing it must stem from corrupt interests, writes Herman Mashaba.

Diphetogo – the road to real change in Johannesburg

2018-05-22 15:34

Those who have services want those services to work. Those who do not have the dignity of these services want to see the City of Johannesburg do more than ever before to provide them, writes Herman Mashaba.

Herman Mashaba and the 'crabs in a bucket' phenomenon

2018-04-16 13:29

Herman Mashaba is not a politician. In fact, he refuses the title. He is someone who takes a view that good men and women can no longer afford to sit back and watch the country unravel, writes Luyanda Mfeka.

A new era of politics calls for caution from the media

2018-02-28 11:44

Given the new lay of the land, I suggest our media must guard against being used to drive malicious political agendas. Such actions can only harm this noble professional, writes Herman Mashaba.

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