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This DA-led coalition government is making great strides to bring better services to its most vulnerable residents. Money has been set aside and work has begun to bring water, electricity, sanitation and roads to 51 informal settlements over the next few years. 11 clinics will get extended hours so that residents can access healthcare in the evenings and on weekends. And the decision to fast-track the title deed delivery process is starting to pay off for the 3 900 residents who have been receiving ownership of a home that they can pass on to their children.

This is the City of Johannesburg’s vision for the term:


Every employee must adjust to the environment of a new coalition government.


The City must be responsive and focus on the most deprived.

Economic Growth

We aim to grow the City’s economy by a minimum of 5%.

Skills Audit

Every employee must hold their position because of what they know, not who they know.

Stop Corruption

Former Gauteng HAWKS Head, Shadrack Sibiya will lead our new internal investigations unit, to combat public enemy number one.

Housing Maintenance

A list of all semi-completed housing units within the City will be produced so that our people can have houses to live in.

Housing List

For the first time in Johannesburg’s history, a housing list has been completed. This list will be available in government offices and on the City’s website.

Title Deeds

Title-deed delivery must be fast-tracked. In 2013 not a single title deed was handed out. Within a week, we had 2000 ready for processing.

Clinic Project

We have launched a pilot project for a clinic to operate for extended hours. Monday to Friday: 7am - 10pm, Saturdays: 7am - 1pm.

Inner City Revitalisation

We will bring world-class investment and development to the Inner City.

City of Johannesburg's Success Stories

Meet the Mayor & Mayoral Committee Running City of Johannesburg Municipality

Herman Mashaba

Newly elected Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba was born on August 26 1959 in GaRamotse, Hammanskraal, Gauteng. He is the founder of cosmetics company, Black Like Me, and is a renowned businessman having worked his way up from near-poverty to hold high-ranking positions in the property and real estate; consumer goods; building, construction and engineering; and…

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News from City of Johannesburg

City allocates R50 million for electrification of Slovo Park Informal Settlement

The following speech was delivered by Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba during today’s sodturning event signifying the launch of the City’s electrification of Slovo Park Informal Settlement. For years the people of this settlement have knocked on government’s door, seeking help; asking for government to bring light to their community. Instead, you were forced to accept…

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349 title deeds delivered to the residents of Pennyville

On 10 February 2018, Executive Mayor, Herman Mashaba was delighted by the City handing out  334 title deeds to beneficiaries of state-subsidised housing in Pennyville. Today, a further 15 new title deed recipients at Pennyville. As the new administration, we understand the important role of home ownership in the lives of our residents. Home ownership…

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Insourcing – 4000 security workers to join the City

I am pleased to announce that the City will soon complete the insourcing of 4000 contract security workers, charged with keeping our employees and buildings safe. This follows our commitment to bringing this crucial function into the City during the State of the City Address last year. I would also like to acknowledge the role…

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City launches Operation #BuyaMthetho

On 05 February 2018, under the leadership of our new Chief of Police, Mr David Tembe, supported by senior officials from the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) and by those from across all our departments, the City will launch with Operation Buya Mthetho, a new mutli-departmental operation aimed at enforcing by-laws and to bring back…

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7 arrested for possession of stolen City property

On Friday, 02 February 2018, 7 suspects were arrested in Kliptown Bagdad flea market by the South African Police Service (SAPS) for being in possession of suspected stolen City property. The suspects will appear in the Kliptown Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 05 February 2018. A concerned Joburg citizen contacted the City’s Group Forensic and Investigation…

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