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Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba made a clean sweep through the city’s utilities on Thursday, replacing most nonexecutive directors and bringing in a new leadership corps with a mandate to wind down the companies. Mashaba promised as part of his election platform that he would reincorporate the service delivery entities, which exist as stand-alone companies, back into the city’s structure. These include City Power, Johannesburg Water, Pikitup, the Johannesburg Property Company and the Johannesburg Roads Agency, among others.

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