Mayor Mashaba gets down to business
There are three critical figures in the running of any city — the mayor, the finance member of the mayoral committee and the city manager.For the first time in 21 years of local government, the City of Johannesburg is not being run by the ANC.The DA’s newly elected mayor, Black Like Me founder Herman Mashaba, has announced his team to run SA’s economic hub.Concerns have been raised over whether Mashaba, a political novice, is up to the task of running the city. But he says he is not a politician and does not wish to be one. "I want to operate as a public servant and for me to execute my responsibilities as a public servant I have to be honest and practical and deal with issues from that perspective," he says.The new executive mayor intends to professionalise the municipality, using his business experience, and will surround himself with experts and people with local government experience."In 1994 when our new democracy was born, it was led by one of the greatest statesman the world ...
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