The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has extended its deadline to eradicate the bucket system in the city by six months – leaving mayor Athol Trollip failing to deliver on one of his biggest political promises. This comes as the municipality has also scrapped the provision of chemical toilets – a temporary replacement for the bucket system – as it is too costly. Continue reading “Athol Trollip fails on key promise”
Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mzwandile Masina has promised to deliver 100 000 houses in five years – an ambitious target for any metro. In the financial year that ended on June 30, he said the metro would deliver “approximately 5 000” houses. How did Ekurhuleni fare?
The mayor’s office says 3 800 houses were provided in 2016/17. Of these, 582 were “directly implemented” by the city. The remaining 3 218 were delivered by the provincial government.
The promise was therefore only kept in part.
In May, Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba promised to complete 1 841 housing units that were part of incomplete housing projects by the end of June. The number of incomplete housing projects had “horrified” him, Mashaba said.
While campaigning for his current position, Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba promised to deliver “tens of thousands of title deeds” while in office. What progress has he made to date?
Refurbishing buildings and converting them into low-cost rental stock is among Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba’s plans for the CBD.
In May, he said 1 164 families would benefit from this programme.