#SOCA Makhubo: The quality of our roads has become worrisome. The Roads Agency  (JRA), JHB Parks and Zoo (JPZ) are hard at work as they continue efforts to improve our road infrastructure. We are happy to announce that the private sector has joined in our efforts.
#SABCNEWS
#SOCA Makhubo: Human settlements are critical due to the legacy of apartheid, which had at its heart a spatial policy. The imprint of apartheid spatial policy has proved difficult to eradicate and has in fact become more entrenched since its abolition.
#SABCNEWS
#SOCA Makhubo:

The outcome of these policies are some of the most inequitable, inefficient, unjust and unsustainable settlements in the world.

#SABCNEWS
#SOCA Makhubo: We endeavour to work with the Department of Human Settlements to urgently implement the Memorandum of Understanding on resolving the Alexandra housing challenges
#SABCNEWS
#SOCA Makhubo: As part of our commitment to the development of young people, the City has moved the Youth Directorate to centre for purposes of effective mainstreaming.

The City also launched the Youth Cooperative Development Programme in Ivory Park.

#SABCNEWS
#SOCA Makhubo: To date, the City has 10 operational opportunity centres placed where members of the community, especially emerging small businesses across all sectors, can walk in for assistance and advice on entrepreneurship and business support issues.

#SABCNEWS
#SOCA Makhubo: The City continues to grapple with crime, grime, and general lawlessness. These have also increased due to Covid-19’s effects on job losses and general feelings of hopelessness.

#SABCNEWS
#SOCA Lawlessness and its various manifestations range from serious crimes such as murder, rape and hijacking to relatively minor ones such as petty theft, public drinking and other violations of the by-laws including the unlawful occupation of land and buildings.
#SABCNEWS
#SOCA Makhubo: Unlawful occupation of land is largely caused by “jumping the queue” of housing allocation, the criminal act of illegal selling of land, and the encouragement of unlawful land occupation for political gain and financial gain.

#SABCNEWS
#SOCA Makhubo: Our anti-unlawful land occupation unit will take prompt action on-site against unlawful land invaders. This will include confronting invaders to cease and vacate the land; demolition and dismantling incomplete and uninhabited structures (shack farming)
#SABCNEWS
#SOCA Makhubo:Minimizing the effects of the pandemic in cities has also become an active feature of post-Covid urban management

As a response, the City through Council approved a Debt Rehabilitation Programme that includes additional relief measures for ratepayers.
#SABCNEWS
#SOCA Makhubo:

The improved relief programme will see qualifying ratepayers receive immediate relief through a 50% debt write off.

#SABCNEWS
#SOCA Makhubo: The has shown support and discouragement towards any prejudice and victimization directed to members of LGBTQI+ communities, it is just as important to ensure that there is active engagements communities to raise awareness.
#SABCNEWS
#SOCA Makhubo: When we assumed office in December 2019, we inherited an institution not only lacking experience, but one that was riddled with governance failures, in areas of procurement, as evidenced by the challenges around fleet management. 
#SABCNEWS
#SOCA Makhubo:

The policies of insourcing although well intended, good intentions were peppered with maladministration and corruption threatening the stability of the institution from within and outside.
#SABCNEWS
#SOCA Makhubo:
The City’s internal systems neared collapse, low revenue collection, financial mismanagement was high, record irregular expenditure, absence of the City on all international platforms, and demoralized local government staff among a myriad of challenges
#SABCNEWS
#SOCA: Makhubo: Citizen Involvement is about allowing ordinary citizens to assess their own needs and participate in local planning, budgeting and decision-making. This is critical for improving resource allocation, accountability, building trust & reducing corruption.
#SABCNEWS

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