Mpho Phalatse, Joburg's under-fire mayor says SA’s richest metro — which is dogged by a R300bn infrastructure backlog — is well on its way to recovery, exceeding revenue-collection targets by billions of rand over the past eight months.

Phalatse, together with her mayoral cabinet, held a briefing on Wednesday to discuss the metro’s progress implementing service delivery initiatives, noting that the work done had restored hope and dignity in the lives of residents...

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