City of Joburg finally tables ‘better budget for residents’

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DA councillor Leah Knott. Picture: Collen Mashaba
DA councillor Leah Knott. Picture: Collen Mashaba


In a last-ditch effort to pass its long overdue budget, the City of Johannesburg – a hung municipality governed by an ANC-led coalition – has managed to win over the DA which voted in favour of the proposed budget.

The metro was given until Friday to pass its 2020/21 to 2022/23 medium-term budget by the provincial government or follow in the footsteps of the capital city, Tshwane, which was placed under administration.

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