98 000 jobs created but more needs to be done, says Ekurhuleni mayor

Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina says the city, together with the private sector, has managed to create nearly 98 000 jobs in his first year of office but more can be done.

Masina delivered his state of the city address on Tuesday.

He spoke to Stephen Grootes about some of the challenges faced in the creation of jobs, including developments on the Harambee Bus Rapid Transport system.

Our unemployment rate currently sits at 33%. We have worked together with the private sector to create about 98 000 jobs in our first year of office. We must be able to forge even closer partnerships between ourselves and the private sector so that we can continue creating another number of jobs.

Mzwandile Masina, Ekurhuleni mayor

Speaking on the development of the BRT system, Masina says discussions have advanced although there are some inconsistencies.

There was no uniform approach on how South Africa was going to approach the new wave of the BRT system so as a result there are a lot of inconsistencies...

Mzwandile Masina, Ekurhuleni mayor

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