Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba says he's willing to put his job on the line if he doesn't achieve at least 5% economic growth by 2021.
Mashaba has promised to deliver on a pro-poor mandate and hopes to increase the growth rate in Joburg to 5% in 2021, with current growth rate projected at 1.6%.
He says if he fails to deliver on his commitment, residents must vote him out.
We don't have an option, if the City of Joburg doesn't enjoy 5% growth, then I will have failed.— Herman Mashaba, Executive Mayor in the City of Johannesburg
Mashaba says unemployment, crime, poor housing and lack of service delivery are among the biggest challenges facing the residents of City, stifling economic growth.
Let's us create the conducive environment that will attract investment in our City.— Herman Mashaba, Executive Mayor in the City of Johannesburg
He gave his first State of the City Address at the new council chamber estimated at R360 million.
Mashaba says since he’s taken office, the housing list has been completed and will be made public.
I'm delighted to announce that for the first time in the history of Joburg, I'm in possession of a completed housing list. #JoburgSOCA17— Herman Mashaba (@HermanMashaba) May 3, 2017
He says his term in office so far has been tough and outlines his 10-point plan for the City.
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