Johannesburg, once synonymous with SA’s economic growth and development, is collapsing, and there is neither a plan nor any intent to save it. Of course, much of its development and growth was skewed in favour of a few, but it was growth and development nonetheless.

SA’s largest city has now become a symbol of the country’s economic stagnation and decline. Its infrastructure for the delivery of water and electricity hasn’t been renewed or expanded for decades. Its roads are full of potholes. A once thriving central business district has turned into a death trap for some residents...

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