Geoff Makhubo says he is not the type of man to hastily replace something just because it was left behind by his predecessor. The décor in his unpretentious office in Braamfontein is testament to this. The signed Lions rugby ball (Joburg’s local team) and the DA-blue couches are some of the remnants of his predecessor Herman Mashaba’s time in office.

The broad changes to the boards of the city’s entities made last week, however, indicate he has a ruthless side he is not afraid to bring into play...

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