Is Joburg a sinking city?
If Joburg succeeds, then SA succeeds. But the city is facing huge problems — from needless bureaucratic tangles to an IT nightmare. But amid this lack of leadership, fed-up residents are finding their own solutions
In December 2020, Joburg mayor Geoff Makhubo summoned the metro’s municipal manager and senior executives to the mayoral parlour in Braamfontein. There, he read them the riot act.
Behind Makhubo was a "resignation box". And for each of those summoned by the mayor, a resignation had been typed up — awaiting only a signature...