Joburg mayor explains why he suspended another senior official

City of Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba, says the problems within the City's ombudsman office started when it was established.

Mashaba says the company that was supposed to carry call centre services for the ombudsman office disappeared as soon as he started the investigation.

Ombudsman, Advocate S'duduzo Gumede, was suspended following a closed Council meeting.

African National Congress's Jolidee Matongo says they oppose Gumede's suspension on spurious allegations.

Listen to Matongo and Mashaba here...


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LISTEN: Cop allegedly shot at Standerton protesters, killing teen (16)

Standerton resident Zweli Sibeko claims a uniformed police officer from the Sakhile Police Station opened fire at the protesters.

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Community help sought in search of missing 13-year-old

The 702 community has been asked for any leads which could lead to the whereabouts of 13-year-old Kitso Mothibe

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LISTEN: Expert troubled by 107 call between emergency operator and van Breda

Was the call agent who spoke to Henri van Breda incompetent or not well trained? A call centre professional shares his analysis.

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Herman Mashaba's office vows to help rescue Kabelo's daughter from drug den

The office of Mayor, Herman Mashaba says it will do all it can to work with the police and bring Kabelo's daughter home.

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"We are waiting on a miracle” - city official on Cape Town drought

A City official told delegates at the African Utility Week conference that they never anticipated the severity of drought.

Almost R3 billion needed to address water infrastructure backlogs in the W Cape

Almost R3 billion needed to address water infrastructure backlogs in the W Cape

The Water Indaba was attended by city authorities, politicians and bureaucrats.

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City of Johannesburg urges you to reset your electricity meter if you have tampered with it or else you may face criminal charges.

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The City of Cape Town urges 100 litres per person per day, no irrigation allowed at all.

Mashaba won't talk to Eldos residents until he has the housing budget to deliver

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Johannesburg mayor sat down with Eusebius McKaiser 9 months into his tenure and says his housing budget was cut by half.

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City of Johannesburg's City Power has put plans in place to address outages and power network failure as cold winter approaches.

City of Joburg set to adopt Cape Town's billing system

City of Joburg set to adopt Cape Town's billing system

It has emerged that the City of Joburg’s billing crisis is much worse than initially thought.

SA Constitution guarantees 'adequate' housing for all

SA Constitution guarantees 'adequate' housing for all

The south of Johannesburg has been affected by protests as residents take to the street demanding houses and service delivery.

DA City of Joburg says its constrained by previous ANC administration's budget

DA City of Joburg says its constrained by previous ANC administration's budget

City says they haven't been able to make all the changes needed as they still work with IDP of the prior administration.

Mashaba moves to insource security guards come Jan 2018

Mashaba moves to insource security guards come Jan 2018

Mashaba is also on a mission to identify owners of buildings in the city centre that he says are harbouring criminals.

Mashaba: Vote me out if Joburg hasn't grown by 5% in 2021

Mashaba: Vote me out if Joburg hasn't grown by 5% in 2021

Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba is confident that he can grow the City's economy by 5% and asks residents to vote him out if he fails.

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Mashaba's first State of the City Address promises pro-poor agenda

Mashaba delivered his first address since taking office in 2016 and thanked the EFF for working with DA-led administration.

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Hedge funds use complex techniques to construct portfolios and moderate risk. Bruce Whitfield interviews Citadel’s George Herman.

All hands on deck for MTN's Walk The Talk with 702, says City of Joburg

All hands on deck for MTN's Walk The Talk with 702, says City of Joburg

The City of Johannesburg's Community Safety MMC Nonhlanhla Sifumba says she's proud to be a part of MTN's Walk The Talk with 702.

Mashaba claims Hawks head deliberately stalling corruption cases

Mashaba claims Hawks head deliberately stalling corruption cases

Hawks head has reportedly ordered that any corruption cases should not to be investigated and rather be referred to his office.

Joburg mayor vows to root out illegal churches

Joburg mayor vows to root out illegal churches

Mashaba says churches are expected to be good examples and should not be responsible for disrupting communities with noise levels.

Human rights group takes City of Joburg to court over homeless abuse

Human rights group takes City of Joburg to court over homeless abuse

The group says metro police confiscated the belongings of 28 homeless people including their ID documents and disposed of them.

New Pikitup boss promises micro approach to a clean Joburg

New Pikitup boss promises micro approach to a clean Joburg

The City of Joburg appointed Lungile Dlamini as managing director of Pikitup 6 months after Amanda Nair was fired last year.

Mashaba axes entire City Power board

Mashaba axes entire City Power board

Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba and shareholders have removed the entire board of City Power, including chairperson Frank Chikane.

City of Joburg Level 2 water restrictions remain

City of Joburg Level 2 water restrictions remain

The City has lifted partial water restrictions and residents are asked not to water their gardens during the day.

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