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Metro mayors don’t often complete their five-year terms. Keep up with who has been mayor in the City of Johannesburg since the 2016 local government election – and their promises – by clicking on the links:

Kabelo Gwamanda (Al Jama-ah)
Thapelo Amad (Al Jama-ah)
Mpho Phalatse (DA)
Mpho Moerane (ANC)
Jolidee Matongo (ANC)
Geoff Makhubo (ANC)
Herman Mashaba (DA)

Note: We removed Dada Morero’s promises from the database after a court set aside his election.

No sign yet of eThekwini’s promised water leak detection tech

Promise date: 31 May 2022
Due date: 31 August 2022
Source: Budget policy statement
Promise outcome: Broken

In May, eThekwini mayor Mxolisi Kaunda promised residents that satellite technology would “soon” be used to monitor and detect water leaks in the metro.

“We are confident that this initiative is going to drastically reduce water losses,” Kaunda said in his 2022/23 budget policy statement.

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Tracked: 200 out of 2 300 promised streetlights for axed mayor Eugene Johnson

Promise date: 30 November 2021
Due date: 1 March 2022
Source: Statement
Promise outcome: Broken

One of the few promises former Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Eugene Johnson made before her term was cut short, was that the metro would get 2 300 energy-efficient streetlights.

Johnson made the commitment in a November 2021 statement about her plans for the coalition government’s first hundred days in office.

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Remember ‘rat-infested’ Ekurhuleni? Broken garbage trucks still a problem under DA mayor

Promise date: 22 November 2021
Due date:
 2 November 2026
Source: 
Acceptance speech
Promise outcome: 
Broken

In August 2019, a DA member of parliament complained to the Public Protector that Kempton Park was “rat-infested” because the City of Ekurhuleni had failed to collect waste once a week.

The municipality, which had an ANC mayor at the time, said the problem was the “incessant breakdown” of garbage removal trucks.

But more than three years later – and despite DA mayor Tania Campbell’s promise that the residents of Ekurhuleni would “no longer … be living in filth as pointed out by the Public Protector due to waste not being collected on a regular basis” – the broken-truck problem remains.

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