The City of Johannesburg is a metropolis. Our Executive Mayor. Parks Tau, leaves for Argentina today, May 17, to attend the Metropolis 2015 Annual Meeting. He is C0-President of the Metropolis, and organisation of nearly 140 member cities across the world, each having a population of over 1 million people.
The press release points out that “Mayor Tau’s role in the global body is to oversee a portfolio on social inclusion and access to basic services that include housing, education, healthcare, social welfare, transport, as well as electricity, water, sanitation, refuse and waste removal.”
I trust that he will come back with new enthusiasm and best praxis ideas. Joburg surely needs them if we want to live up to the motto “Joburg – a world class African city”.