New mayor of Ekurhuleni, Mzwandile Masina, has revealed his plans to improve service delivery for residents since occupying his position just over 100 days ago.
Speaking to 702's Stephen Grootes, he admitted that there are areas of concern but said that increasing funding towards education was part of how he intended to improve residents' lives.
He also acknowledged the challenges of working in a coalition government following the August 2016 local government elections.
The one thing we are trying to deal with is that basic service delivery has been a major shortcoming. We are making strides but more can still be done.— Mzwandile Masina, Ekurhuleni mayor
He said local government has an important role to play in stimulating economic growth and job creation, and highlighted plans underway to change the lives of the residents through sustainable partnerships.
We are involved in investment facilitation. For instance, we have been able to attract not less than R500 million worth of investment into our city.— Mzwandile Masina, Ekurhuleni mayor
Listen to the the new mayor's full interview below: