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Cape Town - Mayor Herman Mashaba, who wants the City of Johannesburg to be the engine room of South Africa’s economic activity, doubled the city's growth target from 2.5% to 5% on Tuesday.

In his inaugural speech, the well-known businessman committed to a pro-poor government, noting that he is aware of the struggles of the poor because he was brought up by a single mother who was a domestic worker.

The Democratic Alliance, together with the Economic Freedom Fighters, voted to oust the African National Congress in Tshwane, Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay as the ANC’s worst-ever election performance cost it control of three of South Africa’s eight major metropolitan areas.

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